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Meteor Fireball News...Washington, Oregon Bright Green Meteor Fireball 21SEP2011

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Heather R.-Gresham, OR:
I saw a green fireball from Gresham. It was in the SW sky. Very large, very bright, very cool!

Terrie G.-Hillsboro, OR:
As I was walking back to my house after taking the garbage can to the street, a flash caught my eye and I saw a large fuzzy green sphere falling from the S.E. low on the horizon, toward the S.W. I didn't think anything of it, until I saw the report on the 11 o clock news.....Best spectacular heavenly event since I saw a fabulous meteor shower 20 yrs ago..and the total eclipse of the sun in the late 70s! 

Laura A.-Oswego, OR:
Hello! Both my husband and I witnessed a green fireball moving from east to west tonight around 8:15.  We live in Lake Oswego, OR and were looking south out of a 3rd story window. We were watching TV but this was bright enough to catch both of our eyes!  It was almost an emerald green and did not appear to have a tail when we saw it.  Significantly larger in size that other meteors we have seen while camping or in the wilderness.  Thanks!

Dan P.-Eugene, OR:
I saw the fireball in Eugene Oregon. I first saw it due south and pretty high up, about 60 to 70 degrees. I'm sure of this because I was on my balcony with fixed landmarks to estimate where it was. It moved west by northwest, about 280 degrees, and flared up very bright green before disappearing to the west about 30 degrees up. The green flare seemed about moon-size, though it was hard to tell. At any rate it was either very big or at low altitude, and hella bright. No one else in my neighborhood seemed to notice it. I saw no obvious breakup of the object and heard no sound. The most remarkable feature was the bright green color. I didn't think to look to the clock till somewhat later, so it was about 8:20pm, plus or minus 10 minutes.

Brent R.-Portland, OR:
Hi-  I saw the "fireball" and would love to find out what it was.  It was just after 8pm and I was in NE Portland facing the SW.  I've done a lot of star-gazing and have never seen anything like this.  From what I remember it moved much slower than an average meteor and was way bigger.  Looked about the size of a basketball and close, but obviously I have no clue how far away it was.  It was a white-yellow and didn't seem to move in a straight line.

Jeff V.R,-Portland, OR:
Last night I saw a bright green fireball at about 8:20pm dropping at a steep angle to the SW. It was much slower than any meteors I have seen before. It appeared from the west hills of Portland to be headed directly towards Hillsboro. It was cloudy and so it appeared to be close. Best I have ever seen.

Lisa F.-Portland, OR:
I saw the green fireball last night around 8:15 or so from SE Portland facing towards the SW, it was bright green and looked a little like a huge flare.
Lisa, Portland OR

Sean-Neskowin, OR:
Sept. 21, 2011, approximately 8:20 PM, Neskowin, Oregon
 Hi, Me and my family were driving about a mile north of Neskowin, Oregon, when we saw a green object flying east to west. It was rather bright and had little pieces falling off of it, and I saw a little red object close behind flying up to meet it. We saw it through a break in the clouds for a few seconds. Its trajectory was slightly curved downwards, but it flew straight west.-Sean

Craig La F.-Eugene, OR:
I was on the Amazon running trail in Eugene, Oregon 9/20/11 going north when I saw a fireball to the west. I only saw it for a second or two until it dropped behind the trees. My watch said 8:11pm. To me it appeared to be yellow, pretty round and very bright, close in apparent size to a street lamp I was near passing. Didn't know whether it was close or far, but I found a person in the bleachers at a softball game several blocks away who saw it, and as we both saw it in the same direction, we figured it was not near.

Demaris W.-Bend, OR:
My husband and I saw the fireball along with two of our dinner guests. We were having dinner, outside, here at our home, in Bend, Oregon. I was facing west towards the Cascade mountains.The fireball appeared to be about a quarter of a mile away in line with Broken Top mountain. It did not look green to me. It appeared to be quite large, white and fuzzy. It moved slowly heading straight down towards the ground. It did not move similar to a shooting star, it seems to be moving slowly. What an exciting, beautiful sight.

Steve B.-Ridgefield, WA:
looking south, moving from east to west on a low downward trajectory, a full moon sized green translucent orb.  Lost sight of it behind some trees.
pretty eerie..  Steve

Alan B.-Towson, MD:
Visiting from Maryland on a west coast trip, we were driving south along the coast nearing Lincoln City, OR around 8:15 PM PDT on September 21st when suddenly a bright greenish-white fireball lit up the sky, first appearing at the top of our car windshield and then leaving an illuminated smoky trail behind it in the night sky as it passed toward the southwest and then disappeared from view.

Marion T.-Central Point, OR 8:00 P.M.:
I was driving North on the I-5 Corridor when a huge white streak of light came down in almost a straight flight pattern toward the horizon facing North West and just as I thought it was going to hit the earth burnt up and disappeared in a flash of light. Biggest light I have ever seen in the night sky and much more clear and precise than most comets or shooting stars. Would love to know what it was.

From The ELPALLSKY Chatbox:
Sep 21 2011, 9:37 PM Guest649 (guest):
James B Ashland Oregon. 8:15 I was sitting on my couch lookiong out the window when a bright large green meteor traveling 330 degrees northwest flew through the sky. It had a green hue with a green tail. It was about three quarters the size of my pinkie fingernail. Vanished over the treeline
Sep 21 2011, 10:01 PM Guest133 (guest):
Marisa, Sisters, Oregon, saw a green fireball over Mt Washingto way, as our house faces a clear view of the Three Sisters.
White bright fireball, turned to green, then exploded, a fiery white bigger flash.

Sep 21 2011, 10:15 PM Guest792 (guest):
I was coming home in Eugene Oregon traveling South and to my right I saw a white ball falling in an arc to the right toward the ground. It was about as bright as the moon!

Sep 21 2011, 10:23 PM Guest120 (guest):
Hello yes about 8:12pm saw a bright green streak fall for about 3 seconds before it disappeared SW of Gaston , Oregon my wife and i saw it!

Sep 21 2011, 11:57 PM Kes William Rooney: 
Hello, I saw a green "fireball" as you call it tonight at around 8pm. We were having marching band rehearsals and about half of the band saw it!! Sherwood, Oregon.

Sep 22 2011, 9:57 AM Guest159 (guest): Keri W. Vancouver, WA. 
sitting out back on my patio around 8:30 I saw a huge green fireball falling from the sky i have never seen anything like it before it looked like is was a mile away from my house! I was just waiting for some kind of scary huge explosion

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just saw one for the first time! Brilliant green...landed just north of the Carson Valley Country Club in Minden, Nevada about 10:30. Glad to see this is an actual thing. Was a bit 'freaked out'. Beautiful and creepy all at once.

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