3:28:00 PM

Very Bright Meteor Fireball Bolide Over North Texas 31AUG2011

Two Sentinel Fireball Cameras Capture Very Bright Bolide Over N TX 08:51:45 UTC (03:51:45 CDT)

From The OKC Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera
image above and video below courtesy and (c) 2011 James Beauchamp-OKC Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera Network
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From The Hawley, TX Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera
image above and video below courtesy and (c) 2011 Kevin Palivec-Hawley, TX Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera Network
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4:00:00 AM

Northwest Arkansas Green/White Fragmenting Meteor Fireball 29AUG2011

Email From:
Tim C.-Clarksville, AR:
I saw a greenish to white fireball breaking up with a trail in the southern sky, very low on the horizon- just above the tree line, maybe 20-25 degrees- from my position just northwest of Clarksville Arkansas. Time: between 11:50pm 8/29/2011 12:10am 8/30/2011 (sorry not specific, but it took me a while to settle down).

Daphne R.-Northeast TX:
I saw this, too, southern sky, low above the tree tops, very bright and large, in NE TX. It was the most curious meteor and one of the brightest I've ever seen. I was surprised I didn't see something about it on the news today. That is why i Googled it.

3:12:00 AM

SOCAL Dusk Meteor Fireball 28AUG2011

Email From:
Craig E.-San Diego, CA:
Shortly after sunset 8/28/2011 at about 19:42 PST I witnessed a green meteorite in the sky looking West from downtown San Diego on the 26th floor of a building with unobstructed views. This was a bright green shooting star and didn't leave a trail. It was about 45 degrees high and shot straight down (not side to side) lasting for about a second, vanishing roughly 15-20 degrees above the horizon to the West of downtown San Diego.  It appeared to blink the moment before disappearing!  This was the first one I've seen while it was still light out.

3:09:00 AM

Oregon, Washington Meteor Fireball 27AUG2011

FromThe ELPALLSKY Chatbox:
Aug 27 2011, 1:47 AM
Guest727 (guest): Fireball witbessed about 9:55 PM PDT over central Oregon lasting about 2 seconds, seemed low with debri trail.
 
Aug 27 2011, 6:39 AM
Ang Forkidzsafety: There was a big firey something here in Vancouver, WA last night about 10-11 pm. know what it was?

2:36:00 AM

Large, Very Bright Atlanta GA Fireball Bolide Captured By NASA Fireball Cameras 03:58:11 EDT 28AUG2011

NASA Fireball Cameras Capture Possible Major Fireball Bolide Over Atlanta GA At 03:58:11 a.m. EDT 28AUG2011

Email From:
Dr. Bill Cooke-NASA-MSFC-Huntsville, AL:

Initial speed: 23.6 km/s (52,800 mph)
Start location: 84.131 W, 33.981 N, Altitude 104.6 km (65.0 miles)
End location:  84.109 W, 33.524 N, Altitude 41.3 km (25.7 miles)
Too bright for camera in Cartersville to accurately determine center of light - manual analysis will be required for more accurate end point.
Regards,
Bill 
Note From ELPALLSKY...All Imagery And Data Below Courtesy & (c) 2011 NASA

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1:44:00 AM

Other Fireball Reports From The "ELPALLSKY Chatbox" 28AUG2011

Aug 23 2011, 3:59 AM
Guest773 (guest): in dublin last night 12.00pm 12.30pm the went blue for a few sec locked like a shooting star but way biger and its was in the sky for a few sec. robbie

Aug 23 2011, 8:16 PM
Guest279 (guest): My mom just saw a big orange ball with smoke coming down the sky at 10h10 pm Eastern time, Montreal

Aug 23 2011, 8:26 PM
Guest370 (guest): Was just driving home from work, and heading northeast was an orange fireball with yellow front and large tail, sharon springs, ny

Aug 27 2011, 1:47 AM
Guest727 (guest): Fireball witbessed about 9:55 PM PDT over central Oregon lasting about 2 seconds, seemed low with debri trail.

Aug 27 2011, 6:39 AM
Ang Forkidzsafety:There was a big firey something here in Vancouver, WA last night about 10-11 pm. know what it was?

1:38:00 AM

FIREBALL REPORT TO ELPALLSKY... Date:[8/26-27/11] Time:[11:15pm-12pm] Location: [Olympia, WA]

Email From:
Barbara M.-Olympia, WA:
viewed from intersection of Capital Way & B Street
fireball traveled in 45 degree angle from West to East
spotted when it was directly above Capitol Way
appeared to land southeast olympia area
(approximate time estimated)

12:37:00 AM

Large Multi-State Blue/Green Meteor Fireball Bolide South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Minnesota and Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Canada 23AUG2011

Weird lights flash across night sky Tuesday 23AUG2011

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Did you see something unusual streaking across the sky Tuesday night? You’re not alone. By: Al Edenloff, The Dickinson Press
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -Echo Press reader Brian Alvstad posted this on the newspaper’s Facebook page Wednesday: “Find out what the heck that meteor or asteroid or comet was that flew in the sky around 9:45 last night [Tuesday]...it was green and...MORE HERE

Massive Long Duration Bolide Streaks Through Sky From Central US to Southern Canada...If you saw this event, please continue to send your detailed observations to wxtx01@gmail.com This is a major event and we need as much eyewitness data as possible. If you have video or photographs of this event, meteor scientists need to see so please send them along as well. Thank you !!

11:58:00 PM

Houston, TX Meteor Fireball Reported to ELPALLSKY 24AUG2011

Email From:
H. VASIGHI-Houston, TX:
Aug/24/11  time 12:02 am Houston ,tx I saw bright subject falling from sky  and landing on north east Houston.

10:08:00 PM

Daylight Fireball Seen From Ontario, Manitoba Canada To Minnesota 27AUG2011 5:20 P.M. CDT

Daylight Fireball Observed Across Upper Mid West U.S. And Southeastern Canada 27AUG2011 ~5:20 P.M. CDT (22:20 UTC)

After Saturday’s Eh? column reported someone seeing a “large object with flames coming from the back of it” over Lake County about 5:20 p.m. Aug. 27, several readers called and e-mailed with their observations.
Rita O’Connell said she and her mother, Millicent O’Connell, saw it about 5:23 p.m. when they were at the Moose Lake exit on Interstate 35. “In the sky high in front of us, about due north, we saw a flaming object falling at about an 80 degree angle from high left to lower right,” she wrote.
Robert LaCosse said he saw it in the eastern sky while sailing in the Apostle Islands area.
Callers reported seeing it from Cook County on Caribou Trail about eight miles in from Lutsen; while driving eastbound on Minnesota Highway 210; and while driving north on Woodland Avenue in Duluth.
Jim Graham said he was one of six people on a pontoon boat on Birch Lake, and five of them saw it. “My father-in-law almost knocked me off the captain’s chair, he hit me so hard,” Graham said.
“It was just awesome,” another caller said. “Just the brightest light in the sky I’ve ever seen.”

2:52:00 PM

Northeast Minnesota Meteor Fireball 27AUG2011

Email From:
Arn P.-Northeast MN:
I witnessed what appears to have been a meteor or fireball day time
event on Saturday August 27th. 2011 at approx. 5:15 PM ct. My location
is 6 miles west of Two Harbors Minnesota 55616. The meteor appeared
for less than 3 seconds as I was facing due north at or about 45
degrees to the horrizon traveling to the east to north east. The
meteor's bright white center was surrounded by a fluroscent blue,
metalic, chrome halo. Smaller than a full moon but larger than the
International Space Station which I have frequently seen orbiting at
night. There were no sonic booms or other sounds to report or any
distinguishable trail.

1:15:00 AM

SOCAL Meteor Fireball 11:46 P.M. PDT 25AUG2011

Email From:
Cynthia N.-Laguna Niguel,CA
A white fire ball from south to north,a very WHITE fire ball the approx size a 50th size of full moon,traveling@a 20 degree downward angle,no sounds,w/a white tail 20xtimes longer than fire ball,the tail in width was half size of ball.This was in the EXACT same position and angle as the MUCH larger one I witnessed and reported to your site in June or July.Cynthia N,Laguna Niguel,CA I hope u are well     thank you Cynthia! Your

3:25:00 AM

Red Meteor Fireball Fresno California 22AUG2011

Email From:
J.D.-M.-Fresno, CA:
Standing outside in FRESNO, CA, USA while looking toward the "Big Dipper"  I saw a bright cherry red (like hot steel in a forge) fireball which came from the south, i.e. over my head, and burned out approximately 45 degrees above the horizon at approximately 2120 hrs, PDT.  The object was quite large, i.e. 10-15 star diameters, and moving relatively slowly (when comparted to my rememberances of the usual summer meteor.   What might have it been?   J>D>     

3:13:00 AM

WA State Green Meteor Fireball 21AUG2011

Email From:
Dan H.-West Of Yakima, WA:
At approximately 1:30 am Pacific time a bright green light was seen on a west to east trajectory with a downward angle of near 30 degree. It was viewed looking toward the s,se. Subsonic speed but moving fast. Appeared to be 1 to 2 miles away and lower than a ridge across the valley to the south. I was located 1/2 mile up Pine Mountain Drive, near Tampico, Wa. (23 miles west of Yakima, Wa.) Object was the color of a bright green flare or fireworks. It would have impacted ground within15 miles on the perceived path.

2:56:00 AM

Bay Area California Meteor Fireball 21AUG2011

Northern Cal Fireball Reported To ELPALLSKY ~9:48 p.m. PDT 21AUG2011

Email From:
Raleigh M.-Fairfield, CA:
Driving on interstate 80 headed south to the bay area. Saw bright object fall *fast* in the SE horizon and drop straight down beyond horizon and out of view. It had to hit the ground. Really fast and like I said bright in the night sky. My wife also saw it. Nothing discernible afterwards ie. No fire or anything.

5:07:00 AM

Western OK, Northwest TX Meteor Fireball 20AUG2011

Long Duration Fireball Captured On Hawley, TX Direct View Fireball Camera-9:07:46 p.m. CDT 20AUG2011 (02:07:46 UTC 21AUG2011)

image above and movie below courtesy and (c) 2011 Kevin Palivec-Hawley, TX
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4:00:00 AM

Green Virginia Meteor Fireball 20AUG2011

Report To ELPALLSKY...Green Norfolk, VA Meteor Fireball ~04:00 a.m. EDT 20AUG2011

Email From:
Gayle H.-Norfolk, VA:
I was in a parking lot in downtown Norfolk, VA very early this morning, probably right around 4:00am. I happened to look up and saw a very large greenish fireball streak across the sky. I don't know what direction I was facing, but it traveled from my upper right to lower left, lasting a good five seconds. It was actually long-lived enough for me to see it and tell my mom to look too and for her to catch the last little bit of it. It was very impressive, and I thought if it was that bright in the middle of the city, it must have been unbelievably bright out in the country away from the lights!
Gayle

3:56:00 AM

Significant Meteor Fireball Over Oklahoma Captured By Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera In OKC 19AUG2011

Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera Captures Bright Long Duration Event Near OKC-02:45:03 UTC 20 AUG2011 (9:45:03 p.m. CDT 19AUG2011)

image above & movie below courtesy & (c) 2011 James Beauchamp-Oklahoma City, OK Station-Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera Network
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11:13:00 PM

Oregon Meteor Fireball 12:45 A.M. PDT 19AUG2011

Email From:
Debbie M.-Portland, OR:
I was sitting in a car facing south west when to my left (south) I saw a ball of fire heading North or northeast.  I turned and watched it until it went below the tree lines.  I have not seen any reports at all.  I was sitting in a cell phone waiting area on the east side of the airport in Portland, OR.  It was not green but orange and red and looked like something metal on fire. 
Debbie

10:00:00 PM

Ohio Meteor Fireball ~9:00 p.m. EDT 19AUG2011

Email From:
Nancy H.-Madison, OH:
We saw a fireball in the sky at about 9:00pm It appeared to be a plane on fire but was not making a descent. It appeared to be traveling in a straight line.

3:03:00 AM

Coastal Washington 10:00 P.M. PDT 19AUG2011

Email From:
Keith O.-Grayland, WA:
Good morning, My two boys and I were marveling at the clear Summer evening sky on the coast of Washington State. We are at Grayland State Park just about 5 miles South of Westport. I was looking directly West and saw an intensely bright white light that lasted less than a second. It was not travelling left to right or right to left. It just looked like a super bright star  that appeared and then disappeared just as fast. It provided me a profound sense that I am just a minuscule part of this universe and I also hoped it was a sign of good luck. Any idea what this might have been? It wasn’t a fireball and the color of the light was the same as the stars in the sky that night.     thank you Keith. This was likely an Iridium (communications satellite) flare which can be magnitudes brighter than Venus (-4 visual magnitude) on occasion. IF's can sometimes reach a visual magnitude of -8!

2:14:00 AM

Republic of Seychelles Green Meteor Fireball ~18:30 Local 18AUG2011 Reported to ELPALLSKY

Email From:
Margitta B.-Seychelles
the 18.th of August, 2011
around 18.30 local time
– about 2 m above the housetop –
a green light (energetic mass) ball with little yellow light and some blue –
approx. 50 cm diameter
came from above
than turned from the left side to the right like a wave and was gone.
Location: Beau Vallon
My friend next to me saw the same.
Thanks to you – found the answer.
We were stunned – Margitta B     thank you Margitta! Your night sky must be absolutely splendid!!  Any security cameras which may have caught this? Let me know! Thanks.
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1:17:00 AM

Colorado Green Meteor Fireball Reported To ELPALLSKY ~9:30pm MDT 18AUG2011

Report To ELPALLSKY-Fragmenting Green Colorado Meteor Fireball Around 9:30 p.m. MDT 18AUG2011

Email From:
Christine B.-Merino, CO At 10:17 p.m. MDT:
I just saw a Green fireball in western sky from merino Colorado about 45 minutes ago. It was moving left to right almost horizontally until it dipped towards the ground and burned out. It was visible for 2-3 seconds, unlike the meteors we had been watching tonight, which where lightning speed white streaks. The green fireball was large, well defined and appeared to be a double ball. The tail was long and thick.          thanks Christine!   OTHERS??

Alicia J.-Boulder, CO:
I was in Boulder, Colorado at Settler's park and I saw something falling from the sky on August 18, 2011. It was about 8:15 pm and I was looking north when i saw A large yellow mass fall from the sky. It had a blueish tint around it with a long green tail. It lasted about 5 seconds and disappeared behind the mountains. It was awesome.     thank you Alicia!

Robert W.-Erie, CO:
I had the honor of witnessing this meteor as well. Evening of August 18, 2011 about ~ 8:15 pm. While sitting in my living room next to a large western facing window I noticed the sky light up. A second or so later the meteor became visible as it fell into my view as it traveled within the frame of my window. The meteor had a green tail as it fragmented. I tried to use my iphone compass to get an idea of direction. It does not seem to be very accurate as the readings change +/- 15 degrees. According to the iphone compass my windows faces ~270 degrees West and the meteor was traveling ~315 degrees north. good report! Thanks Robert.

Sandy B.-Colorado Springs, CO:
On August 18, 2011, about 8 pm, my daughter and I were driving north on I 25 in Colorado Springs. As we approached the Fillmore exit, we both saw a very large bright neon green fireball which suddenly appeared barely to the west of the freeway and a bit to the north. Understanding it is difficult to judge distance or size of something in the night sky, it appeared to be about one exit north of us. It appeared suddenly in view from about the middle of the windshield falling straight down. in about 1 second the light was gone before reaching ground. At the point of the windshield, it looked to be about 2 or 3 inches in diameter.
We were on vacation from Texas and were only in Colorado Springs that night so we were not able to ask around in Colorada Springs to find others who had seen it. I called one of the local tv stations speaking to the news manager who looked in the computer records for that day and found no reports of this sighting. I am so curious if anyone else happened to be looking in the right direction to have seen this. It was so huge in the night sky, it could not have been missed.     congratulations on your sighting Sandy! Thank you for your report.


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4:28:00 PM

Washington Meteor Fireball With Sonics 17AUG2011

Spokane, WA Bright Fireball With Attending Explosion Reported To ELPALLSKY 17AUG2011

ADDITIONAL REPORTS NEEDED !!
Email From:
Diane P.-Spokane Valley, WA:
FIREBALL REPORT TO ELPALLSKY... Date Here:[ 08/17/11 ] Time Here:[ 22:25 ] Location Here[ Spokane Valley WA ]
Residents report a bright flash and loud boom occurring at approximately 10:25pm on 8/17/11 in Spokane Valley WA. The sound was heard over a 9 mile radius. It was also felt over quite a distance. Reports describe a very bright flash immediately followed by a loud boom. There is much speculation, but no one knows what it was.     thank you Diane! We need more reports to confirm this event....

Brittany F.-Unknown Location
My family was also a witness to this event. Saw a bright flash (resembling a flash of lightning) in the north sky at 10:30ish  on 8/17/11. Followed by the loudest boom I have ever heard. All of out neighbors came out to see what was happening. There have been 100's of posts on Facebook from people in our area who also heard/saw it.
Thanks!      thank you Brittany! What is your location please?

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1:30:00 PM

BREAKING NEWS...UPDATE To 08Aug2011 Ohio Fireball Reports To ELPALLSKY... Ontario Canada Fireball Cameras Capture Possible Meteorite Producing Fireball Over Ohio

NASA Releases Ohio Fireball Data Indicating Meteorite(s) May Be On The Ground In Ohio

Aug 17, 2011, at 9:46 AM, Cooke, William J. (MSFC-EV44)
On August 8 at 1:22 Eastern Daylight Time, 4 all sky cameras belonging to the Southern Ontario Meteor Network detected a fireball entering the atmosphere 54 miles above Lake Erie (80.944 W, 41.945 N), moving SSE at 25 km/s (55,900 mph). Decelerating rapidly, the meteor was last tracked north of Gustavus (80.667 W, 41.411 N), moving at approximately 10 km/s. Altitude at this point was 38 km (23.6 miles). There is high confidence that this meteor produced meteorites, based on the following indicators:
(1) Deep atmospheric penetration (last tracked to 38 km altitude before it passed out of camera field of fiew. It certainly went deeper)
(2) Significant deceleration
(3) There was a doppler radar signature (KCLE) 2-3 minutes after the event, which indicates debris falling through the atmosphere
Darkflight calculations yield results consistent with the dopper returns. Calculated impact locations as a function of mass are:

1 gram: 80.5027 W, 41.3824 N
10 grams: 80.5163 W, 41.3379 N
100 grams: 80.5158 W, 41.2910 N
1 kilogram: 80.5074 W, 41.2440 N

Brightness/infrasound measurements put the meteor mass in the 10 kilogram range. Fragments are anticipated to be less than 100g in mass.
Attached graphics include a composite of the meteor as seen by the Orangeville camera, a map showing the darkflight impact locations, and a segment from the KCLE radar with the meteor begin and end points labeled.
It is requested that anyone finding fragments of this meteorite note the location of the find and contact this office. Please observe the wishes and rights of all property owners.
Bill Cooke
Lead, NASA Meteoroid Environments Office
EV44, Marshall Space Flight Center
Office: (256) 544-9136
Fax: (256) 544-0242
William.J.Cooke@nasa.gov
image above & movie below courtesy & (c) 2011 SOMN-click on image to enlarge
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image courtesy & (c) 2011 NOAA-NASA-click on image to view larger GIF animation
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2:37:00 AM

Possible Large Green Meteor Fireball British Columbia, Canada 15AUG2011

Two Initial Reports Of A Possible Large Meteor Fireball Event BC Canada ~9:45-10:30 p.m. PDT 15AUG2011

Email From:
Horst U.-British Columbia Province, Canada:
Hello,
Was searching for the subject event and came across your website.
I was at home on the deck. It was a clear sky; the moon had not fully risen yet.
The object came from North-west, and while going South-east ( away from me ) the angle of the arc increased, i.e. it didn’t stay at the same height. It took about 4 seconds for the object to go ( what appeared to be ) almost vertically down when it reached my event horizon. My house is 350 meters above sea level.
There was no streak or smoke trail & no fragmentation.
The fire ball was extremely bright; I would say 20 times brighter than Venus.
Years ago, the international space station flew by ( west to east ) right after sunset. The space station was about the same size but not nearly as bright as the fire ball last night and also the apparent speed was much slower.
I established the trajectory by plotting the angle the house sits with respect to South ( using Google map close-up ), and added about 10 degrees because the object when it crossed over was not perpendicular to the street line ( equal the deck line ). In other words, it went a little bit to the left.
I would guess that the object hit the ground somewhere along the yellow trajectory line ( see attachment ).




I hope my observation is of interest to you.
Your response is greatly appreciated.
Best regards,
Horst U

From Anonymous:
Did anyone see large green fireball lastnight? Around 10-10:30? Over East Vancouer Island. Look like it came really low to ground.

1:15:00 AM

Southern California Meteor Fireball With Sonics ~10:15 p.m. PDT 14AUG2011

SOCAL Fireball With Sonic Booms Witnessed By Several ~10:15 p.m. PDT 14AUG2011
 
From The ELPALLSKY Chatbox:
Aug 15 2011, 12:34 AM David C.:  
Approximately 10:15PM PST in Mission Viejo, ca heard a loud boom with a second echo immediately after. Neighbors were all outside trying to figure out what it was, neighbor across the street said they saw a flash of light from outside in the sky right before the noise, another neighbor said she was walking her dog and saw a bright white streak above her and the loud boom as it went by     thanks David...can we get reports from your neighbors? Thanks!
 
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12:59:00 AM

NB Canada Meteor Fireball ~10:40pm EDT 14AUG2011

Email From:
Berthe S.-NB, Canada:
we saw a fire ball in the sky around 10 40 p.m. 14 august 2011 over caraquet new brunswick  canada . it look like a meteorite burning it was travelling at a fair speed and for about 3 min then going back out in the clouds , to us it was travelling north west at a speed of about may be 1500 km per hour the burning ball was looking to be as big as probably a football field for further info please contact me at (number on file) for loulou please leave me a message if someone else seen the same thank you and have a nice day.......

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5:37:00 PM

Regular Fireball Postings Resume On ELPALLSKY...Ontario Canada Meteor Fireball 13AUG2011

Fragmenting Canada Meteor Fireball ~9 p.m. EDT 13AUG2011 Reported To ELPALLSKY... MORE REPORTS NEEDED PLEASE !!

Email From:
David S.-Ontario, Canada:
Saturday Aug 13/11  9:00 pm apx
I live at (address on file)
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
  Sun was almost set, still visible light in the sky/horizon to the west. I was on my deck having  a cigarette , my eyes where already fixed to the sky above to the north of me.
 The meteor cam out of clear blue/black sky , seemed very close & big. I could see flames & fragmentation debris falling from the sides of it. It was about ½ a thumbs size at arms length. It burned for apx 3 secs then went out falling in the direction of Highway 6 between Caladonia , Ontario & 5th line on Six Nations territory .
 It came out of the sky with a white vapor behind it, as it descended the flames & front seemed to get bigger, debris falling from it to the sides & back, it looked huge !
 I imagine if it were later in the night about 2 am, it would have lit the sky up a lot ! The flames were huge.
Thx
David S

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11:51:00 AM

The Perseid Meteor Shower 2011

Even Though The Peak Is Past, ELPALLSKY is providing a cumulative "GROWING COMPOSITE" image of Perseid fireball captures as they occur and throughout the nights of 11-12-13 AUG 2011 in the skies over El Paso, Texas (weather permitting). HERE WE GO !!!

***THE 2011 PERSEIDS***
CUMULATIVE COMPOSITE

Current Composite-nights of aug 11-12, 12-13, 13-14 click image to enlarge

PRE-PEAK PERSEID FIREBALL ACTIVITY El Paso, TX:
(magnitude -4 or brighter)
11 AUG PERSEID FIREBALLS: 
1.  12:08:53 a.m. MDT-MAG -7.3
12 AUG PERSEID FIREBALLS:
2.  01:42:38 a.m. MDT-MAG -6.8


PEAK PERSEID FIREBALL ACTIVITY El Paso, TX: 
(magnitude -4 or brighter)
13 AUG PERSEID FIREBALLS:
3. 03:06:29 a.m. MDT-MAG -6.3
4. 04:37:49 a.m. MDT-MAG -7.8
5a. 05:24:34 a.m. MDT-MAG -5.4
5b. 05:24:35 a.m. MDT-MAG -6.6
6a. 05:29:08 a.m. MDT-MAG -7.0                     
6b. 05:29:09 a.m. MDT-MAG -4.2
7a. 05:35:39 a.m. MDT-MAG -6.3
7b. 05:35:39 a.m. MDT-MAG -0.3

POST-PEAK PERSEID FIREBALL ACTIVITY El Paso, TX: 
(magnitude -4 or brighter)
14 AUG PERSEID FIREBALLS:
8. 03:54:03 a.m. MDT-MAG -7.3
9. 04:02:17 a.m. MDT-MAG -7.3
10. 04:47:28 a.m. MDT-MAG -7.8
11.  04:49:12 a.m. MDT-MAG -7.0


8/10/11
Tom-Loudonville, NY-9pm EDT
Mark M.-Las Vegas, NV-8:30pm MDT

8/11/11


8/12/11 
Wayne D.-Smithsburg, MD-9:45pm EDT
Pamela C.-Hillsborough, NJ-11:15pm to 11:45pm EDT
Lori C.-Meridian, ID-11:30pm MDT
Dee Ann S.-Houston, TX-5:00pm CDT
8/13/11  




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11:37:00 PM

Virginia Green Meteor Fireball 11AUG2011

From The ELPALLSKY Chatbox:
Aug 11 2011, 11:24 PM Guest365 (guest):
I live in virginia beach, Va and approximately around 11 pm or so i stepped out on my front porch and saw a huge meteor ball i would say roughly 3/4 size of the moon in comparison and it had bright orange flames trailing off of it. The ball lit the sky in green and then looked like it started to break apart. it lasted about 5 seconds.     thank you guest 365! Other Reports Needed !!!


E-mail From:
Jaime H.-Blackstone, VA:
I live in Blackstone VA (23824) which is west of VA Beach.  At 11 PM I was going in the house and happened to look at the eastern sky.  There was a comet/meteor/space junk fireball moving across the sky from south to north.  It had an orange/red halo around it and the center was green.  It was probably about ½ the size of a full moon.     thank you Jaime!

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10:03:00 PM

Large Green Florida Alabama Meteor Fireball Reported To ELPALLSKY 11AUG2011

Email From:
Anonymous-Sarasota, FL:
Huge falling star, 8/11/2011 about 10:40PM or a couple minutes later. Fell straight down, saw it looking west from Sarasota, Florida a lot of green with orange sparks near the end, I thought it was going to hit and I'd see a huge explosion!  thanks for your report!

Mike W.-Naples, FL:
Sighted it approx 10 pm Florida time, from Vanderbilt beach in Naples FL
Very bright, long tail lasted approx 3 seconds, fell straight down.
Regards, Mike W     thank you Mike!

Matt B.-Orlando FL:
Location: Orlando International Airport
Time: 22:37 (I looked at my work clock right away) Date 8/11/2011
Direction Witnessed: It was due West of me , maybe a few degrees South
Meteor Angle of descent: If I was looking at a clock, it came down at the 5 o'clock angle (left to right)
Color: orange, kind of burning up with some haze around it
Duration: maybe about 3 seconds, but I can't say that I saw the beginning of it. I did not see it burn out. It dissapeared behind distant trees. There was no explosion or impact flash. I would bet some stuff hit the ground however.
Size: it was about as big as a car's headlight viewed from 300 yards away
I was sitting in my chair at work facing West and saw this through the window. I did not hear any noise.     outstanding fireball report Matt. Thank you!

An Anonymous Witness-Melbourne, FL:
My son and I were in Melbourne, FL driving east; at first thought it was a falling star but it was huge -  a round. almost oval shape.  It started out bright white and as it fell closer to Earth it turned a glowing orange before it appeared to break apart.  We looked at the clock in the car immediately - it was 10:30 p.m.  Thanks to this site we now know what it was...pretty spectacular to witness; never seen anything like it!     thanks for further confirmation!

Jeff N.-Zephyrhills FL:
AUG. 11 2011 just around 10:30ish 11:00 pm
I was on my pourch on the phone, facing west stairing staight at the blue star getting bigger and, moveing what seemed to be almost striaght down. I saw it from just befor it got a tail for just a second. then the long orange red tail and very long appeared. their looked to be a little gap between the tail and blue ball.  it fell out of sight behind the tree line across the pasture. the whole event mabey 10 secounds it was so bright like a military night light flare or beacon like you see on TV. I really thought i would hear it hit. I jumped in the truck and drove to where i thought it should of hit. physicaly it looked large like a 55 gal barrel and the tail a quarter of the sky behind it.
I have seen alot off shooting stars and meteors and, this looked like nothing i had ever seen befor almost like if i could see details of it i could not see details but very cool .  where did it come down at?

Andy C.-Destin, FL:
From observation point, we saw it overhead at aprox halfway between 10-11 oclock position, and it streaked across most of the sky burning out at aprox halfway between 10-11oclock postion. As we picked it up, we saw a very large fireball looking like a large firework, aprox 1/3 the size of the (almost full-moon at that time). Large firey head and long tail, the main fireball did not look well formed, it was quite flattened and had several fingers of flames. Color was orange/red. The fireball burned across most of the sky and appeared to burn out aprox 2 fingers (at arms length) above the horizon.
No pictures, but wish we did, it was the largest fireball we have seen by far. Good luck.
Regards, Andy from Texas.

Calvin D.-Mobile, AL:
I agree almost the same as Andy C. of Destin, Fl. report. I was riding East at approximately 9:45 PM CST and saw it falling from about 11 o'clock position toward a south, south easterly direction . Very large head or ball and long firey tail . Very , Very brightorange and some greenish tint. The largest,brightest and most colorful meteor that I have ever seen in my 70 odd years.
Calvin D., Mobile,Al.

Steve V.-Brandon, FL:
Last night, Thursday the 11th of Aug.,2011, I was driving on Hwy 60, Brandon, Florida around 10:36pm when I witness a bright whiteness flash in the Western hemisphere, then the meteor’s reddish hot tail disappeared as it entered the atmosphere.  It was awesome!
Steve V. AKA the_Christian

Josiah-Branford, FL:
We were driving south from Branford FL on hwy 349 around 10.30 yesterday 8-11-11 ,when we saw this fire ball to our left (east) flying from north to south. Size looked about ¼ size of a full moon. Started out fiery red, orange, then turned bright green before several smaller pieces broke off and it disappeared behind the trees in front of us still to our left. First saw it behind us at about 20 to 30 degrees high in the horizon, lasted bout 3 seconds before disappearing as though it might make it a ways south.
Hope this is interesting,
Josiah

Jodi M.-Dunnellon, FL:
My husband and I saw it about 10:30pm. It went over the house then strait into the ground just WSW of our location. We saw a huge red and yellow explosion but never heard a sound or felt anything. It came from the NW side headed WSW it had a huge long orange tail then it appeared to crash down close by from the sight of the explosion it lasted maybe 5 seconds then impact and the flash. The flash of light look like an red/orange/yellow bowl.

Gaye-Seminole, FL:
Witnessed a large object falling sw to nw with long, slow trail of bright orange and green, appeared to be falling into gulf. As it got closer to horizon, it went behind a cloud creating a bright flash of light as if lightening or explosion occurred. There was no sound.  It was so large and slow moving, at first I thought it might be a plane crash. It was not like anything I have seen before when viewing shooting stars or meteor showers.  The size, pace and brilliance was awesome.

Melody & Bruce C.-Deerpoint Reservoir, FL:
Hi -- I found the reports on your website of the fireball seen on 8/11/11.  I also saw it.  I live in the Bayhead area on the NE shore of Deerpoint Reservoir, north of Panama City and SW of Youngstown, FL.  It was approximately 9:40pm Central, and I can pinpoint the direction exactly because I was watching TV on my couch, and saw it through a small window 20 feet from my position.  I can take a compass heading directly from this vantage point...which interestingly is precisely due south.  I imagine with the number of reports from the Florida peninsula, a fairly accurate position could be triangulated.  It must have fallen into the Gulf.
The size of the object was approximately that of a dime held at arm's length, and it left a ragged trail of fire as it fell (disintegrating pieces?), from roughly an 11:30 position towards a 5:30 clock position.  I'm guessing that the trail would be 2" long if a ruler were held at arm's length.  It was very bright, and the color a deep yellow, almost orange.  The length of time I saw it was disappointingly short -- perhaps half a second.  It disappeared quickly at this low angle, and there are trees and a neighbor's house in that line of sight, so what the object did before I was able to see it, or after it disappeared, I can't say.
Bruce C


John E.-Unknown Location, FL:
Hi,I just accidentally stumbled across reports about the "Aug 11" Florida meteor while reading about the Perseid's shower. Just want to mention that I think I saw the meteor too, though my observations seems to differ some from some of the reports others made.  I’ve actually been wondering what I saw for the last couple of days.
I saw a bright, whitish circle which didn’t change colors, It was  maybe 1/3 the size of moon (dime sized, arm extended) and it zipped across the northern sky for maybe a second. I was facing north at the time and saw it at an angle above the horizon of around 70 or -80 degrees, I guess. it moved right to left (east to west) from apx 2 O’Clock to 10 O’clock. There was no tail, no visible debris, and no sound. The oddest thing that struck me is that it just disappeared rather than going to the horizon. It’s possible though that a cloud obscured it as it went west. It was quite bright, but more the brightness of the moon.  Unfortunately I don’t know the exact time since I didn’t have my watch or cellphone with me. I am guessing it was between 12:30 and 1:00 AM eastern time. (which would make the observation for the early morning of  8/12). It could have been as early as 23:30 though, It was late and I was walking the dog before going to bed. Regarding the color and brightness, I'm wondering if I saw it through a thin cover of clouds which might have washed out the color and hid the tail.  Like I said, it looked to me like a whitish circle, If it helps to triangulate the object, my location is Tampa, Florida. Any info you can share about this would help satisfy my curiosity about this.  It was a very exciting thing to see, even if it was so fast.
John

Leslie F.-On The Road, FL Panhandle:
The night of August 11 I was traveling between Destin, FL and Panama City Beach, FL heading east on Highway 98 and saw a huge fireball falling from the sky. Looking out the passenger side window the ball fell from the top left towards bottom right. It was incredibly bright with a tail behind it. The ball was a brilliant green as it broke apart and disappeared. From my view it looked at least half the size of the moon. It was the largest thing I'd ever seen fall from the sky.
Leslie F

Dewey V.-St. Augustine, FL:
I too witnessed this meteor on August 11th, around 10:30pm from St Augustine Florida, and have been wondering if anyone else saw it...DUH!!!!
I was bright orange and stood out very brightly against a full moon, appeared to be traveling NE to SW passing low and bright.

From The ELPALLSKY Chatbox:
Aug 11 2011, 9:05 PM Megan (guest):
location: winter garden, fl time: approx 10:30 pm location: driving south it appeared to be falling from the south to northeast color: at first orange then suddenly to bright green with long tail lasting approx. 5 sec until it disappeared behind some trees

Aug 13 2011, 2:21 PM: Duane Daniell-Venice, FL:
8/11/2011 10:36 PM ET Very bright fireball NW of me going from W to N. Bright orange almost looked to be falling in the Gulf.


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6:34:00 PM

Large NY PA Meteor Fireball 10AUG2011

F.I.T.S. Inquiries And Email Confirmation...Large Significant Fireball Widely Seen Over NY, PA 10Aug2011 ~9:20 p.m. EDT

Email From:
Andy S.-Geneva, NY:
Coming home last night at 9:19pm ET traveling east toward Geneva NY I clearly saw a large fireball or meteor fall straight down right in front of me. The moon was to my right about 60 degrees, and the size of the fireball was about half the full moon's width, and nearly as bright. It was mostly white with a wispy trail but had a noticeable green core color with gold edging, very similar to what you'd expect from a falling fireworks display. But there was no fireworks show in the area, and this was a single light. It fell much slower than any shooting stars I've seen, hanging for what must have been a good 4 seconds before flaming out before touching the horizon. I would estimate it flamed out a fist's height at arm's length from the horizon; for a moment I expected it to come all the way to the horizon!   thank you Andy! First report....WE NEED OTHERS !!! mail to wxtx01@gmail.com

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5:35:00 AM

Possible Las Vegas Nevada Meteor Fireball Indicated By F-I-T-S 09AUG2011

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4:30:00 AM

BREAKING METEOR FIREBALL NEWS...A FIFTH California Fireball In Two Days Now In To ELPALLSKY 08AUG2011

An Astounding FIFTH CA Fireball In Just Two Days Has Been Confirmed To ELPALLSKY !!...Event Occurred 08AUG2011 At ~10:30-11:00 P.M. PDT And Is Described In The Following E-Mail...

Email From:
J.D.-North San Diego County, CA:
Hi. I also saw the fireball around 10:30PM on Aug 8th. My husband & I live by the ocean in north county San Diego and we were laying on our lawn looking at the stars. He dozed (of course it would happen then) and then I saw the meteor.  I clearly saw the white streaks of heat or fire projecting from the front as something does upon entering the atmosphere. Then it was a vibrant blue, followed by an orangy yellow and finally the typical white-ish looooong tail.  I immediately sat up & was astonished at how long it remained in the sky. I could have easy counted to 3 using the one-one thousand method. It was so large it almost appeared as if it were closer than the airplanes that had been flying over our heads that night. I thought I would even see a flash from the impact but no.  I have seen MANY meteor showers but this was extraordinary. Im surprised it wasn't on the news. It was amazing; I will never forget it.

4:16:00 AM

Another California Meteor Fireball...Fourth CA Event In Two Days Reported To ELPALLSKY 08AUG2011

Four Events...Two Days...One Heck Of A Show For Californians !!! Latest Event 08AUG2011

Email From:
Spencer S.-Redondo Beach, CA:
This morning 8.8.2011, approximately 5.15, I was driving north in the redondo beach area of Los Angeles when a sequence of multicolored flashing lights appeared to the south west. It was bright enough to illuminate the early morning fog lined sky in a shade of yellow, pink and blue. Seconds later, another sequence appeared, both lasting as long as a few lightning blasts. I live north of long beach and I'm no stranger to industrial light, but this was brighter, more concentrated than ive ever seen, and in colors I can't explain...so there you go.

Additional Confirmation On This Event Needed!
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2:36:00 AM

Triple California Fireball Events !!!...Eyewitness Report...Daylight Meteor Fireball Southern California...Another Large Fireball Later That Night...A Third Just Before Midnight 07AUG2011

Observers Witness A Daylight Fireball Event From L.A. Area ~7:30 P.M. PDT 07AUG2011...Another Fireball at 10:30 P.M. PDT...And A Third ! at 11:45 P.M. PDT
EVENT #1
Email From:
William K.-North Of L.A.:
Hi, I live in Monrovia in the San Gabriel Valley northeast of the Los Angeles metro area.  Today walking home I saw a fireball headed due west at approximately 7:30 pm.  It was very large, and my first thought was the shuttle landing, or some space station debris.  It had a long tail like a comet with a very distinct head, but I really couldn't tell how fast it was traveling because I only saw it through the trees.  I think it was pretty fast because when I put the groceries away and came back outside, it was gone. I saw it at less than 45 deg from the horizon, so I missed most of it. Any info would be appreciated, I hope it wasn't important space debris.  Hope this helps.
Thanks,
Bill K.   thank you Bill...checking with additional sources for possible video. OTHERS ?? Please report HERE
  

EVENT #2
Senaida S.- L.A. Freeway I-5:
As my family and I were driving last night on California  I-5 north towards the Antelope Valley Freeway I-14 @ around 10:30 pm. We saw a  huge bright green streak of light with a white tail almost like a shooting star but bigger! It was on our right hand side. I believe it was headed East to West or North to North West it was a little hard to tell on the freeway.Still don’t know what it was but it scared the Sh** out of us. Just wondering if anyone else saw the same thing and if anyone knows what it was.
Thanks!
Senaida     with a capital S no less! thank YOU Senaida!...Apparently a second CAL event in one day!

EVENT #3
Max M. & Friend-Jenner, CA:
My buddy and i were camping along highway 1 near Jenner on sunday night. It was a nice night, no light pollution. Could see the big dipper in the North West and Milkyway up above.
Saw a few falling stars , then was staring at the ground when i say all the ground around me light up, my friend grabbed me, I looked up and say the trail or a HUGE comet. Lookes like the end of a meteor that was burning up as it entered the atmosphere. I was so big and long, i saw the bight yellow orange light fade away and saw the smokey comet trail. It was shooting from North and ended south.A good two seconds long. I could hear it fizzing burning. Incredible!!! My friend and i couldn't get over it.
Before the huge on, I remember seeing a smaller on about 20min before that lit up the sky. This was on Very late at night August 7th. didnt have a watch on.
 Longest falling (shooting star) i have ever seen!!!!
This was 1 mile south of Jenner in California at the mouth of the Russian River  Incredible Max...Three in one day for CAL! Thank you!

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2:33:00 AM

Possible Double Ohio/Indiana/Ontario Canada Meteor Fireball Events Indicated By Internet Traffic Sources 08AUG2011

F.I.T.S. (fireball internet traffic sources) Activity Suggests Two Significant Fireball Events Seen Over Ohio 08AUG2011

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 EMAIL CONFIRMATION !! On These Events Just In To ELPALLSKY
Event #1...
Email From:
Don F.-Columbus OH:
I live in columbus Ohio and seen a green fireball very big as like a huge basketball falling from the sky. It was going north to south at I would say a 45° angle. I didn't hear no sounds or nothing but im very interested in knowing what it is and what actually happens to it when it hits the ground. If I had to say where it was headed I would say canada would be the location, that's the way I was looking at it. Time was around 1:20 EDT in the morning
Thanks don     thank you Don!

Marian S.-Hamilton, Ontario Canada:
Driving south on Gage Avenue from Burlington Street in Hamilton Ontario approx. 1:20 am EDT August 8, 2011 we saw a meteor as described by Don F.-Columbus OH.
Teresa and Marian     thanks for the confirmation Marian!

Abe G.-Windsor, Ontario:
Report from my sister as she was driving east on Talbot Road from Windsor Ontario Canada towards Maidstone on Monday August 8th at about 1:15am.
She witnessed a fireball falling at about a 45 degree angle from the north to south. She saw it as she was driving by the gas station that’s on the north side of the road just before Maidstone (the old Big Chief Gas Station). She believes it landed less than a quarter mile to her right in a field. She described it as having a long white tail with blue and red flames at the end of the tail. She is sure that it was not extinguished before it hit the ground.
I have given the best description I can from what she just told me over the phone. I plan to drive with her to the location this week and will update you if any of the above information is inaccurate. Reports from any other witnesses would be appreciated.   thank you Abe! Please see above reports for verification

From The ELPALLSKY Chatbox:
Aug 8 2011, 5:20 AM Guest585 (guest): 
I saw a green fireball from Auburn Indiana looking to the west towards Ohio at approx 12.20.am. CDT Upper left to lower right at approx 15 degree angle it appeared at approx 15 degrees north of true west and i followed it to approx 20 degrees south of true west at which point view was obstructed by buildings it was very low 45 degrees off of horizontal or lower i would say. light green in color with light green cloud surrounding object and a split light green to almost white tail, larges I've ever seen. almost as bright as full moon. no explosions or any sounds i could make out. no flashes at least till i lost visibility.   thanks guest 585!

Event #2...
William H.-Euclid, OH:
I was facing the south, southwest sky at 5:40 AM today (Aug.8). There was a brilliant flash followed by a long streak of light. It was so bright that it actually startled me. I live in the eastern suburb of Euclid, Ohio.     thank you William!

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11:30:00 AM

Meteor Explosion Surprises Pacific Island Nation of Niue 04AUG2011...Story From Space.com

Just Released Story From SPACE.COM Describes Massive Meteor Fireball Explosion Over Niue Roughly 1750 Miles NE of Wellington New Zealand and 300 Miles South Of American Samoa

Italian astrophotographer Lorenzo Lovato photographed this spectacular fireball from the 1998 Leonid meteor shower on Nov. 17, 1998.
 A meteor that exploded over the Pacific Ocean last week gave a late-night shock to the residents of the small island nation of Niue, according to press reports. Niue police officials say the exploding meteor created a huge bang over the island, waking up some of the 1,200 people who call Niue home, the Agence-France Presse reported.
Officials with New Zealand's Carter Observatory said the bang was most likely a fireball from a meteor exploding about 12 1/2 miles (25 km) above Niue.

One potential source of the fireball is the Perseid meteor shower, which is currently underway and is expected to peak on Aug. 13, though the bright full moon may outshine the "shooting star" display.
AFP reported that the bang occurred Wednesday night (Aug. 3), though Radio New Zealand stated that the event occurred on Tuesday evening (Aug. 2).
Mark Chenery, chief of Niue's police force, told Radio New Zealand that there were no reports of damage, though he initially thought that a boat had exploded at the Niue wharf. Radio New Zealand reported that the bang actually occurred Tuesday night (Aug. 2).
"There was a large, a huge clap of thunder but it was its normal starry night outside," Chenery told Radio New Zealand. "People have described seeing a white light, like a flare, shooting across the sky … it was certainly heard island-wide."
Meteor explosions and fireballs are caused when a space rock enters Earth's atmosphere, but does not reach the ground to become a meteorite. While most meteors burn up and disintegrate, some can explode to create dazzlingly loud fireballs.