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
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.
Bill K. thank you Bill...checking with additional sources for possible video. OTHERS ?? Please report HERE
EVENT #2Senaida 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.
Senaida with a capital S no less! thank YOU Senaida!...Apparently a second CAL event in one day!
EVENT #3Max 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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