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Another North Texas Meteor Fireball 10SEP2011 ~8:30-8:45 P.M. CDT

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Theresa W.-Sachse, TX:
I saw a huge fireball tonight in north Texas at about 8:30 p.m. It was bright, larger than a shooting star. It was clearly seen in Sachse, Texas.

Anita E.-Plano, TX:
Walking my dog at 8:42 pm when I say a shooting star. Strange to see something so bright fall so close to a city like Plano, Texas. Funny before I saw it I was thinking about me being out of work and when I used to teach.  I was musing about the lesson of gratitude and how I made each student keep a gratitude journal.  I had passed out little notebooks and pencils attached.  I asked them to keep it at their bedside and every night before the went to sleep to write three things they were grateful for that day. Sometimes nature works miracles in our lives.

Jim P.-Allen, TX:
At an Allen, TX restaurant last night and saw a very bright white fireball streaking across the sky around 8:39pm. It was extremely bright white with an orange tail trailing behind. The venue was loud so sound was impossible to discern. My wife and I both saw it and we looked around for confirmation from the others around us but no one appeared to have seen it. I called 911 to report it and was told no one else had called it in. I was facing north and the light was travelling in a north western direction as if it was falling to the earth it may have landed in McKinney. I've seen a meteorite while in Austin before and it turned up landing near the town of West, TX. If that holds true here then what we saw last night could have landed in OK

Greg-Longview, TX:
White falling star witnessed at 8:39pm. I was in my vehicle driving NNW on Loop 281 in Longview Texas near the Alpine St exit. There were no visible stars in the sky and this was very bright and appeared to be falling straight down north of town. Largest one I have ever witnessed.

Cherish F.-Plano/McKinney, TX:
Hello, I saw your blog this morning. I was searching google after seeing a bright blue streak in the night sky. My family and I were headed home from Plano,TX to McKinney,TX.
We were headed North on Hwy 75 Central Expressway. We had passed Parker Rd. and I believe that is when I first saw it. It was so bright and bluish. It left a long streak in its trail. I was dumbfounded! I have NEVER seen anything like it. My husband did not see it unfortunately. He didn't look in time. It was on the West side of the highway. It streaked from South to North. It was amazing to say the least and very impressive!
Hopefully this is helpful information! So glad to see others saw it!
Thanks, Cherish F.
Robert M.-Tyler, TX:
Driving north just north of Tyler, TX on Hwy 69, about 8:40 PM, though I didn't think to look at the clock at the time. Green fireball, flickering and small trail visible. Plummeting straight down from my perspective. Visible through the top left of my windshield for about 3-4 seconds. Could not tell if it burned out or disappeared behind the treeline. As an aside, this is the third similar fireball I've witnessed over the past month or so. First was in Longview, tx, early am about a month ago. Second was just after sunset at my home in Nacogdoches, tx about 2 weeks ago. Are these certainly meteors? I ask because I've never seen anything like them before now.
Suzanne-Unknown Location:
My husband and I also saw the large fireball. We were facing north, and the trajectory was to the west. Larger than any we've ever seen. It was approx 30 degrees above the horizon. Very startling.
YC Bell-Unknown Location:
I saw the falling star between 8:30 pm and 9pm Sept. 10, 2011.
It was by far the brightest meteor I have ever seen.  It continued to burn past my line of vision which was obstructed by a two story house directly behind my home. I would estimate that  if it would have landed it would be just north near the soil conservation site 3rd reservoir just east of Hardin in McKinney and south of Virginia - Unless it was just so bright that it appeared closer than it actually was.  Also we reasoned that if it actually landed, conditions are so dry that it would have started a grass fire which none happened near here. It was falling east to west.

Kandice D.-Livingston, TX:
Around 8:30 or 9:00 last night I was headed to livingston tx down highway 59 when a friend a I seen this strange rather large green blue light falling absolutely straight down and then disappear.. Any reports on what it could had been?

Jennifer H.-Plano, TX:
Yes I saw the same thing and I live in Plano. It was huge….

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Anonymous said...

My husband and I saw it from Hurst, TX while traveling in our vehicle. The meteor was going south to north around 9pm. It was the biggest and brightest we're ever seen.

Anonymous said...

I saw it too. Huge, bright, no sound. I was in north Arlington, and saw it north of my location. Any one get a picture?

Anonymous said...

R&V Yes my wife and I saw this same meteor from Granbury, Tx. I confirm this and sure wish we could have caught this on video. Absolutly the brightest I have ever seen!
We are 5 miles south of town and on the west side of the lake. I was looking northeast and it started about 40 degrees, up at about twelve o'clock in front of me and was streaking down and out, from about 12 to 9 o'clock that would be moving to my left. I saw it from start to end from narrow to wide bright getting brighter as it came in about 3 and 1/2 seconds like a very long narrow cone. Looked like it was over DFW from my line of sight when the light ended. There was no sound and it was straight as an arrow, and fast like a bullet like being shot from the nights heaven

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