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Large Northeast US Coast Green Meteor Fireball Indicated By FITS 29MAY2011

Green Possibly Large Fireball Event Seen From Many East Central-Northeast US Coast Witnesses 29MAY2011
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Katie U.-VA:
My husband and I were driving in 2 separate vehicles on the night (11:00 pm) of Sunday May 29, 2011 on Rt. 288 northbound in Midlothian Virginia and independently saw a neon green fireball with a red/orange tail in the sky traveling from the southwest to the northwest.  When we got home we both asked the other about it. I just googled that information and saw your web page for that night and I'm amazed!

Greg H.-PA:
Location 20 miles east of Pittsburgh PA…around 10:00 pm EST. large green halo fireball, traveling east to west, descending at ~315 deg (360 being parallel with horizon). Gave the appearance of descending firework remnant, but traveling at high velocity. If viewing distance was known, could approximate velocity of descent

Slainte 227 Hampden, Maine 8:30-9:00 PM:
sky not dark, lime -greenish bright light with trail, no sound, we were facing south, object moved from left to right lasting 10 seconds approximately. Seen by two of us.

John L.-West Virginia:
 Around 11:00PM EDT on Sunday night 29 May we saw a large meteor, travelling roughly South to North.  First appeared perhaps 20 deg East of zenith, rapidly became brighter, head appeared in two parts and brilliant blue-white with hint of green, tail appeared reddish. It disappeared over mountain to out North.  It was bright enough to illuminate the ground
We are near Marlinton, WV, USA. We saw in the hours before and after this event several small unremarkable meteors travelling on the same apparent heading. Where can I find out more about this event?  Did any of it reach the ground?     haven't heard of any rocks on the ground yet. thank you!

David H.-Brinklow Maryland:
last night while checking out the Amazing fireflies, we saw a HUGE green fireball in the Western sky.  It looked like a large firework moving from the upper southern sky heading to the lower northern sky (left to right).  It was around 10:30 pm.  A very brilliant sight!  We didn't notice any noises associated with it though.

R.M. & Associates-North Carolina:
Me and my wife also saw this odd color falling star, meteor or
whatever you call it.  We were headed south on HWY 54 in North
Carolina around Saxapahaw NC and was able to view this for about 7
seconds or longer.
Never has a falling star or shooting star taken this long to go out of
eye sight.

Dylan V.-Maine:
I was sitting outside Empire Dine and Dance last night at approx. 9:30 when I saw a fireball in the sky.  it looked as if it were becoming present at a normal flight hight of the planes that leave the airport in south portland and fly over.  Two of us saw it and noted it's trajectory.  it did not make it to the other side of the building, probably burned out.  it was a bright white/orange/almost electric color.  it came in heading in a north-westerly direction.

Patrick S.-Oak Grove Theater, Verona, VA:
We were in the middle of a performance when it happened. We actors heard the crowd murmuring and talking as it happened and after the show most of the audience reported a bright and spectacular meteor(?) arcing from audience right to audience left in the sky above the set on stage.  It is an outdoor stage and to be seen above the set would put it in an east to west direction at least midway up from the horizon in the northern part of the sky.  They were taping the performance last night so it might be possible it was caught on video.  We guessed the time to around 9:50 to 10:20 EST but don't know for certain because we were mid scene when it happened.     PLEASE forward any video to wxtx01@gmail.com Thank You!

Cathy R.-Danvers MA:
May 29, 2011, around 9 PM, 5 people saw orange balls. first one, then two closer together, then 4-5 more moving from southeast, about 20 degrees above horizon, in an arc toward the north to about 35 degrees above the horizon before they disappeared behind the treeling about 30 feet from the east-facing porch we were seated on...they were larger than the largest I've seen Venus when it is low on the horizon and as bright...they moved silently and at a smooth steady and regular pace...not like anything I've ever seen before...what were they?     fragmenting meteor/fireball called a "bolide". Thank you!

David L.-Duxbury, MA:
Last night may 29th about 8:30pm we were outside on our farm which is in Duxbury MA.
We are on the bay and have an unobstructed view of the ocean.
We saw an object that looked like a meteor going north from the south; we were looking due east. The color of the trail was dark aqua color; it lasted approximately 4 seconds. The flight pattern was nearly parallel with the ground and the horizon. At the end of the trail the color turned from green to bright red and disappeared. We live in a rural area with expansive views.

From The ELPALLSKY "Chat Window:

May 30 2011, 8:58 AM (guest): My boyfriend and I saw this same green fireball last night as we were traveling from Annapolis to Severna Park, MD. I'm glad I found this site because we were really curious as to what the heck we'd seen! However, we saw that thing around midnight...

May 30 2011, 3:51 PM (guest): On Sunday, May 29, 2011, at approximately 9:00, my boy friend and I were at hampton beach when I saw what appeared to be an unusually large shooting star shoot across the sky. It was very large, and very bright - impossible to miss! It wasn't as fast as a normal meteor, and it appeared to disintegrate around the horizon line. I remember it being very large and bright, but unsure of a color. Totally amazed me, and very curious as to what it was. 9:00 at night *

May 29 2011, 7:29 PM (guest): Sanborns, Bangor, Maine, 5/29/11 9:00pm

May 29 2011, 7:29 PM (guest): green fireball

May 29 2011, 7:40 PM Jean Gagnon: My sister and brother in law just went on a walk and saw a huge fire ball in the sky in Amesbury MA. at 9:30 DST . any idea what this was?? we called in to Channel 5 in boston via email and they confirmed it was a meteor, and it was on the 11pm news.

May 29 2011, 8:47 PM (guest): Abt, 8:30PM Large green fireball in Somersworth, NH. Appeared to be breaking up, but still large. Heard a whining type whistle noise. Somersworth is on the border of Maine
May 29 2011, 9:18 PM (guest): indeed, bright fireball around 9 pm, in Central Maine, 29 May, 2011

May 29 2011, 9:19 PM(guest): I saw the green fireball in the Northern sky. It was around 8:30 to 9:00 Pm It just disappearing in the sky like a firework but it was going straight across the sky. I am in Peabody, MA

FITS (fireball internet traffic sources) Inquiries:

Charlottesville, Virginia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Virginia" by searching for green meteor charlotsville.
23:12:33 -- 1 hour 50 mins ago

Marlinton, West Virginia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Maryland Meteor Fireball Inquiry On I.T.S 29MAY2011" by searching for meteor may 29, 2011.
22:20:31 -- 2 hours 45 mins ago

Potomac, Maryland arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Maryland Meteor Fireball Inquiry On I.T.S 29MAY2011" by searching for meteor may 29 2011.
21:55:13 -- 3 hours 12 mins ago

Point Pleasant, West Virginia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Two Central-Southeast Texas Green Fireballs ~11:45pm 28MAY2011-~12:15am CDT 29MAY2011" by searching for may 29th 2011 fireball.
21:54:40 -- 3 hours 13 mins ago

Woodbridge, Virginia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Green Meteor Fireball Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania. 13APR2011..." by searching for huge green meteor va.
21:27:30 -- 3 hours 43 mins ago

Lancaster, Pennsylvania arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Maryland Meteor Fireball Inquiry On I.T.S 29MAY2011" by searching for meteor may 29 2011.
21:25:21 -- 3 hours 46 mins ago

Hudson, Massachusetts arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Green Meteor Fireball New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut 22APR2011..." by searching for massachusetts fireball 2011.
21:46:50 -- 3 hours 22 mins ago

Boston, Massachusetts arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for 5/29/2011 meteorite.
21:42:51 -- 3 hours 27 mins ago

Lancaster, Pennsylvania arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for green ball in sky 2011.
21:35:04 -- 3 hours 35 mins ago

Monroe Township, New Jersey arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for meteor in nj on 5/29/2011.
22:50:30 -- 2 hours 14 mins ago

***If you saw this fireball event, please e-mail wxtx01@gmail.com with a description including time, date, location, which way you were facing, direction object traveled (right to left etc. is OK), color, any fragmentation or extremely bright flashes, and any sounds heard i.e. booms, hisses etc. Thank you for your report***

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