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Large Long Duration North Texas Meteor Fireball ~5:40 A.M. 04SEP2011

Email From:
Steve J.-Richardson, TX:
(I found your email address from goggling fireball sighting)
I was sitting out on my back patio cooling down from my morning jog. It's darker then heck outside at 5:40 in the morning.... My whole backyard lit up... It lit up so much I thought a police helicopter might be over head even though I didn't hear it...
My patio is covered so I had stand up and walk a couple feet to look into the sky. I looked to the east and could see the falling meteor... It did another explosion and I watched the trail of falling debris a bit longer. AND this is after seeing my whole backyard light up.
As I'm facing East - it went from right to left....(south to north)
It would be interesting to know if anyone else saw it.
Steve R J.     thank you Steve! Any particular color? Thanks.

Billie Jean D.-Brookston, TX:
I live in Brookston, TX ( about 4 to 6 miles west of Paris,TX) I was outside around 5:30 am helping my mom and sister load stuff in the truck because they were going to set up at the flea market. I was standing next to my sister while she was talking to her husband when something caught my eye. I looked up and at first I thought I was watching a falling star but then I thought to myself falling stars are not green in color. Then my next thought was someone was shooting a firework off because it kind of had that look. But then I realized that it was to far up in the shy for a firework plus it never exploded. Like I said we live West of Paris, TX and I was facing west (I am not good with directions but I believe this is correct) and the object fell from western sky to the south. All I could say was "look look look look" and I think by the 4th to 5th look my sister, her husband, and my dad all saw it falling. From the time I saw it was about halfway across the sky when it looked like there was an explosion or something..... none of us could explain it. Also about 30 sec to 45 sec after it disappeared we saw another green light fall but it was much smaller ( or farther away) and it fell straight down. I know that sounds crazy but that is what we saw. By the time we went inside it was close to 6 am because I turned the TV on to CNN to see if something was going on. I would love to know what it was so if you find out please email me back..... Thanks       thank you Billie Jean! Will post any other info/imagery if it becomes available.

Mark M.-Fort Worth, TX:
I saw the same fireball that Steve J. witnessed.
I live south of Ft. Worth, and had just stepped onto my east porch when this extremely bright image on my deck came racing towards me. I looked up and saw this very large "green" meteor through my trees at about 60 degree elevation, just about due East. It continued downward for about 5 seconds (a long time) and broke into two pieces at about 25 degrees elevation. I waited for a sonic boom, but did not hear one.
This was the largest and brightest meteor I can recall seeing. Mark     excellent! thank you Mark!


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