8:38:00 PM

Eastern Kentucky Meteor Fireball 31OCT2011

Email From:
Randall M.-Eastern Kentucky:
eastern kentucky..halloween night..12:30...was watching a movie in the dark when i saw a bright orange light in the sky through my window..ran outside and watched it for about 15 or 20 seconds...dont know what it was but it was cool....randall   Thanks Randall!

11:35:00 PM

BREAKING METEOR FIREBALL NEWS..."Neon" Green Fireball Bolide Captured By ELPALLSKY Sandia Fireball Camera In El Paso TX 30OCT2011

ELPALLSKY Just Alerted...El Paso Tx. 30OCT2011...Fragmenting Fireball Witnessed By FAA Weather Observer at 05:00:04 UTC 31OCT2011 (11:00:04 P.M. MDT 30OCT2011) And Captured By ELPALLSKY-Sandia Fireball Network Camera... 
image above and movie below courtesy and (c) 2011 ELPALLSKY-in image, Up is North and East is Left
video
Brief Eyewitness Account From:
Daniel D.-El Paso, TX:
Wow!, the most awesome meteor I've seen! Long-lasting, low on the horizon, a brilliant flash, and a neon-green trail!   Initial Report! Thank you Daniel!

Additional Reports via Email:
Toni C.-Timberon, NM:
Saw a large fireball falling to the south of me at 11:05 MDT.  It appeared
to be near El Paso. Looked red & yellow, like real fire, to me, but I was in such disbelief, it’s hard to tell if I remembered correctly! My initial reaction was that a plane exploded, since it appeared to be ‘heading’ toward ELP. Scared the wits out of me! Confirmation report! Thanks Toni!

MORE REPORTS NEEDED...POSSIBLY METEORITES ON THE GROUND 

This fireball likely terminated over Northern Mexico. Trajectory analysis and potential fall zone should be completed soon and will be posted to this site as soon as available. Other area cams likely captured this event and will be evaluated, so please bookmark for updates and future reference.Initial uncalibrated rough coord's from ELPALLSKY are as follow;
Beginning Azimuth: 157
Beginning Elevation: 23
Ending Azimuth: 164
Ending Elevation: 8.5
Duration: 4.2sec
Visual Magnitude: -10.3 at terminal burst

***If you are searching for information about this fireball and/or witnessed it, please leave a report of what you saw at wxtx01@gmail.com Please include the date and time, the direction you were facing/driving, the direction in which the object moved (upper left to lower right etc.) approximate size and brightness compared to a full moon, color, any flashes, streaks, fragmentation and any sounds or delayed sounds such as sonic booms, hisses, sizzles etc. Thank you! Your information is vital to research/recovery efforts so please take time to report.*** 

10:26:00 PM

Arizona Meteor Fireball 29OCT2011

Email From:
Chris-Phoenix, AZ-7:30 p.m. MST:
I just saw a completly red streakalmost dead west from my location low on the horizon appearing to gostraight down. The streak was long, if I held my hand out it was about3 inches long. It was also wide which was odd, it looked about 1/4-1/2"wide again measured against my outstreatched hand. It was there withwhat sorta looked like the same color sparks and then gone in under asecond.
It was the width that caught my attention. Also that is was all red..
Very odd

Kristi P.-Yuma, AZ:
Hello AGAIN!
Please let me know if others saw this!

Date and Time of these events: October 29th @ aprox 7:21pm
Location name (town,city) : Buckeye, Az (Watson & Yuma)
Duration of Event (seconds), Lasted maybe 4-6 seconds,
Brightness ( in comparison with Venus, Moon, Sun) color, sounds? Bright (almost like a firework about to explode then go out just before)and no sound. It was a bright white.
Photos? Videos? No photo or video
Happened in the Western sky.
Thanks!
Kristi
Thanks for your continued contributions Kristi!

9:05:00 PM

Washington State Meteor Fireball 26OCT2011

From Petri S.-Woodland, WA:
FIREBALL REPORT TO ELPALLSKY.​.. Date Here:[   11/26/2011  ] Time Here:[ 11pm  ] Location Here[ woodland wa  ]

10:08:00 PM

Oklahoma Meteor Fireball 25OCT2011

Email From:
Michelle A.-Oklahoma City, OK-6:40 a.m. CDT:
Looked up an saw a object, normally a star is located in the same position. I thought at first it was the same star but the object was glowing orangish red moving across the sky. It was not a steady glow it was more of a blinking. I've never seen anything like this. Unfortunately I'm in an area where there are trees and was unable to get any picture because it moved behind a line of trees. It was dark outside but dawn was about to break. Any idea what this was?

10:07:00 PM

British Columbia, Canada Meteor Fireball 25OCT2011

Email From:
Nutek Sign Creations-Mission B.C., Canada:
Saw it from mission B.C. v2v1m9 facing north . it was heading north east. only saw it for a brief second. it came into my line of sight then fractured into 3 or 4 pieces then was gone.
coolest thing I ever saw

10:02:00 PM

Ohio Meteor Fireball 24OCT2011

Email From:
Debbie F.-Jamestown, OH:
Oct. 24, 2011 around 8:58 a.m.EST time between Jamestown & Xenia, Ohio.  I was driving west, looked in the rear view mirror & saw a large red ball rising over the horizon. First thought it must be the sun but it rose quickly & was HUGE & very red. It kept rising into the clouds quickly. No one at work saw it. Did anyone else see it?
Debbie F

9:11:00 PM

Texas Meteor Fireball 24OCT2011

Email From:
Ashley, L.-Lakeway, TX:
I live in Lakeway, TX.  Saturday night sometime between 10 PM and 10:30 PM I saw a VERY bright and fast light that had a slightly green tint to it.  It was in the west, possibly west-northwest sky.  It looked as if it was falling straight down.  The light disappeared quickly.  It looked like it was many miles away.  I had never seen anything like it.

3:48:00 PM

San Marcos, Texas Meteor Fireball 24OCT2011

Email From:
Diane F.-San Marcos, TX:
Hi,
I tried a few times on your website to post my sighting
but i must have been doing something wrong
My name is Diane and I live in San Marcos TX
On Oct 23 2011 just around 7 am
i saw a flash from the sky which caused me to look up
i then saw a ribbon of blue light with a greenish halo
this lasted maybe a second and then went out
leaving behind a ribbon of smoke
which slowly disentegrated What do you think that was?
Thank you in advance for your time.
Thank you Diane! Sorry for the late post...medical issues slowing me down here but back in business now.

Kathy M.-Houston, TX:
Not sure WHAT exactly I saw, but at 7:00 am on Sunday, Oct 23, 2011 I stepped out of my front door and saw to the Northwest what I first thought was a shooting star.  The only difference was that the bright tail trailing behind was multicolored and it appeared to fall pretty much all the way to the ground before I lost sight of it behind the houses across the street.  Then I thought it might have been fireworks but never heard a sound.  I live in the Northwest part of Houston….did anyone else report this sighting?  Thank you Kathy, confirmation!

3:29:00 AM

Jamestown Ohio Meteor Fireball 24OCT2011

Email From:
Debbie F.-Jamestown, OH:
Oct. 24, 2011 around 8:58 a.m.EST time between Jamestown & Xenia, Ohio.  I was driving west, looked in the rear view mirror & saw a large red ball rising over the horizon. First thought it must be the sun but it rose quickly & was HUGE & very red. It kept rising into the clouds quickly. No one at work saw it. Did anyone else see it?
Debbie F   Thank you Debbie! Readers...if you saw what Debbie saw, please post to wxtx01@gmail.com  THANK YOU!!!

3:37:00 PM

A Pair Of North Carolina Fireballs 23OCT2011

Email From:
Ken C.-Conway, NC:
Hi Jim,
Attached is a cropped image of a pair of meteors I shot this
evening here in North Carolina.  Shot from near the same
place as the fireball I sent you a couple weeks ago.
Is this very common?  They are in the same 30 second frame.
I don't know if they occurred simultaneously, or not since I
was in  the house when it was recorded.
Take care.     Thank you Ken! We are in multiple simultaneous meteor showers right now. While not very common to see two so close together, certainly not unheard of either. Thanks again! Very nice shot.
image courtesy of and (c) 2011-Ken Christison-Conway, NC

3:41:00 AM

Ontario, Canada Meteor Fireball 23OCT2011

Email From:
Jennifer B.-Windsor Ontario, Canada:
Hey my name is Jennifer im 24 from Windsor Ontario Canada.
I was googling about meteors because lastnight around 10.30pm I was standing in my back yard having a ciggarette looking up at stars, was just a beautiful night and was luckly enough to catch a meteor fly literally over our back yard,
It resembled a fire cracker, yet no noise. It was SUPER bright and low in the sky and lasted merely 3 seconds. It took me a sec to process what I had just seen, but was truly a specticle....
Then tonight I seen a shooting star, so with the two in the last two days figured I would google since, I have never seen that here in windsor before and came across your website.
Hope that helps you out.
Have a great day.  Thank you Jennifer! Canadians...If you saw this event, please post your sighting to wxtx01@gmail.com Thanks!

12:13:00 AM

Colorado Meteor Fireball 23OCT2011

Email From:
Nathan E.-Colorado Springs, CO 5:pm MDT:
About 45 minutes ago i saw a fireball come from the sky. I live in colorado springs and it seemed to go west into or past the mountains. It hurt my eyes to look straight at it. At first i thought we were under attack and waited for an explosion. Then after a google search i saw the ROSAT had crashed. I never saw anything so bright.
 

12:10:00 AM

Oregon Meteor Fireball 23OCT2011

Email From:
Rod F.-Portland, OR:
I saw a fireball or something hot with pieces coming off last night when i came out of dinner in Portland Oregon.  I was standing on the west side of the willamette river at the Old Spagetti factory looking west when something came from the east to the west over my head. It was lower and bigger than any shooting star ive ever seen. It had pieces coming off. Please let me know if anyone else saw it or if you know what it was.

11:59:00 PM

Kentucky Meteor Fireball 22OCT2011

Email From
Gary D.-Lexington, KY:
Very bright, almost like a magnesium flame. Roughly shaped like a truncated
triangle with narrow part in the front. Some trailing streak. Appeared to be
very low to ground or moving more perpendicular towards ground than would
have expected of meteors.
Almost appeared to "crash" nearby and we even thought to look for a crash
site.
We were in car in wooded residential area traveling WNW and the streak was
moving nearly exactly from the east to the west so it came into view as it
passed over car and appeared as if it would impact. It was lost from view as
it seemed to pass though the trees and was lost from sight. My front seat
passenger and I both reacted out loud as though we'd seen a crashing burning
object.

11:45:00 PM

Michigan Meteor Fireball 22OCT2011

Email From:
Michael M.-I696, MI:
I was driving home from work on I 696 between the cities of Farmington Hills and Novi Michigan at 3am this morning and saw a bright green fire ball to the north come down.  It only lasted a couple of seconds.

1:59:00 AM

Lakeway Texas Meteor Fireball 22OCT2011

Email From:
Ashley L.-Lakeway, TX:
I live in Lakeway, TX.  Saturday night sometime between 10 PM and 10:30 PM I saw a VERY bright and fast light that had a slightly green tint to it.  It was in the west, possibly west-northwest sky.  It looked as if it was falling straight down.  The light disappeared quickly.  It looked like it was many miles away.  I had never seen anything like it.   Thanks Ashley! Others???

1:15:00 AM

Bright Orionid Meteor Captured By ELPALLSKY Fireball Camera 22OCT2011

From ELPALLSKY...The Orionids Are Underway !!!

Nice Orionid Over El Paso, TX To Start The Show !! 22OCT2011 06:44:44 UTC 12:44am MDT
image above and movie below courtesy and (c) 2011 ELPALLSKY-Jim Gamble
  video

12:05:00 AM

BC Canada Meteor Fireball 22OCT2011

Email From:
Robert P.-Surrey BC, Canada
large slow moving streak across the entire sky from southeast to northwest
very orange flame with a shower of bright white bits coming off.
a shower of bright white bits at the northwest, and a brief orange glow after.

11:58:00 PM

Bay Area CA Meteor Fireball 21OCT2011

Email From:
Garlyn H.-San Mateo, CA (near the College of San Mateo)
I was sitting in the backyard reading a book by red headlamp when a white/blue light flashed across the sky (apparently from a SE to NW direction). I had enough time to think "Oooh lig... [lightning] " when a sound like a big explosion occurred. Family in the house heard the noise, as well as across the street neighbor and his son who was in his vehicle exiting highway 92 at West Hillsdale exit.
Looking in southernly direction afterward was unable to see anything suspicious or alarming. No fires. No areas of blackouts. Air traffic into SFO continued and appeared uninterrupted ( NE of my location)
Regarding time & date of event:
I sent myself a text on 10/21/2011 at 2123 stating " flash & explosion. 2 min ago?"
Hope this helps.

9:04:00 PM

*****ALERT TO ALL ELPALLSKY READERS 21OCT2011*****

FIREBALLS IN THE SKY OVER EL PASO, TX
*****ALERT TO ALL ELPALLSKY READERS*****
There have been a large number of inquiries and e-mails to ELPALLSKY regarding fireballs over El Paso, Texas tonight. Since this is where ELPALLSKY is based, I can report that the "Amigo Airshow" is happening here this weekend, and that the fireballs observed at around 7:30pm MDT this evening were, in fact, The U.S. Army Golden Knights Night Skydiving Team performing arial jumps with flares, producing the "fireball" effect observed by so many. So there you have it...no meteor fireballs (as yet) this evening...just a great light show. Please pass this information along as I will not post any of the reports regarding this. Thanks for referencing ELPALLSKY for your fireball information and if you DO see a real meteor fireball, I hope you will send your accounts to wxtx01@gmail.com. Thank you!!!

3:08:00 PM

Weekend Meteor Shower And ROSAT Orbital Decay Update 21OCT2011

click on image above to view the IMO Live Count during the Orionid Meteor Shower

ORIONID METEOR SHOWER THIS WEEKEND !!!

 Oct. 20, 2011: Earth is about to pass through a stream of debris from Halley's comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower.  Forecasters expect more than 15 meteors per hour to fly across the sky on Saturday morning, Oct. 22nd, when the shower peaks.
"Although this isn't the biggest meteor shower of the year, it's definitely worth waking up for," says Bill Cooke of the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office. "The setting is dynamite."
Orionids are framed by some of the brightest and most beautiful constellations in the night sky. The meteors emerge from mighty Orion, the shower's glittering namesake.  From there they streak through Taurus the Bull, the twins of Gemini, Leo the Lion, and Canis Major--home to Sirius, the most brilliant star of all.
This year, the Moon and Mars are part of the show.  They'll form two vertices of a celestial triangle in the eastern sky on Saturday morning while the shower is most active; Regulus is the third vertex.  Blue Regulus and red Mars are both approximately of 1st magnitude, so they are easy to see alongside the 35% crescent Moon.  Many Orionids will be diving through the triangle in the hours before dawn.
Cooke's team at the Meteoroid Environment Office will be watching for Orionids that actually hit the Moon.
Cometary debris streams like Halley's are so wide, the whole Earth-Moon system fits inside. So when there is a meteor shower on Earth, there's usually one on the Moon, too.  Unlike Earth, however, the Moon has no atmosphere to intercept meteoroids.  Pieces of debris fall all the way to the surface and explode where they hit.  Flashes of light caused by thermal heating of lunar rocks and moondust are so bright, they can sometimes be seen through backyard-class telescopes.


A map of the morning sky on Saturday, Oct. 22nd at 5:30 a.m. local time, viewed facing southeast. CLICK HERE to view a larger, more complete map.

"Since we began our monitoring program in 2005, our group has detected more than 250 lunar meteors," says Cooke. "Some explode with energies exceeding hundreds of pounds of TNT."
So far, they've seen 15 Orionids hitting the Moon--"two in 2007, four in 2008, and nine in 2009," recalls Cooke.  This year they hope to add to the haul.  About 25% of the Moon's dark terrain will be exposed to Halley's debris stream, giving the team millions of square miles to scan for explosions.
Watching meteoroids hit the Moon is a good way to learn about the structure of comet debris streams and the energy of the particles therein.  It also allows Cooke and colleagues to calculate risk factors for astronauts who, someday, will walk on the lunar surface again.
"Going outside to watch the Orionids might not be a good idea for a moonwalker," says Cooke.
But it is a good idea for the rest of us.  Set your alarm for a few hours before dawn on Saturday morning and enjoy the show.

Author: Dr. Tony Phillips | Credit: Science@NASA
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CLICK HERE To Check For ROSAT and Other Satellite Fly-overs Coming To Your Sky

Doomed German Satellite to Fall to Earth This Weekend


Upcoming Reentry – ROSAT

Type: ROSAT Satellite
Int’l Designation: 1990 049A
Launched: 01 JUN 1990 @ 21:48 UTC
Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station LC-17A
Mission: Röntgen X-ray observatory

Reentry Prediction:

Predicted Reentry Time: 23 OCT 2011 @ 13:24 UTC ± 16 hours
Prediction Epoch: 20 OCT 2011 @ 19:36:13.233 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:

(To calculate the time conversion from UTC in your location, view the time zone chart).



For clarity, ground track plot is limited to ± 6 hours
Legend
Yellow Icon – location of object at predicted reentry time
Orange Line – area of visibility at the predicted reentry time for a ground observer
Blue Line – ground track uncertainty prior to predicted reentry time (ticks at 5-minute intervals)
Yellow Line – ground track uncertainty after predicted reentry time (ticks at 5-minute intervals)
White Line – day/night divider at predicted reentry time (Sun location shown by White Icon)
Note: Possible reentry locations lie anywhere along the blue and yellow ground track.

About Reentry Predictions

CORDS provides predicted reentry times for satellites and substantial space hardware such as launch stages and payload platforms. The focus is on objects which are reentering as a result of natural orbit decay, not objects which are intentionally deorbited.
Prediction reentry times and locations are updated daily within the final five days of orbit life.
The information provided for each reentry includes a map showing the ground track of the object. The ground track highlights the location along the earth’s surface where the reentry is expected to occur and where a ground-based observer might see the object as it breaks apart because of atmospheric heating and loads.
This map is created by locating the vehicle in orbit at the predicted reentry time and extending the ground track forward and backward in time, consistent with the estimated error in the prediction. The map indicates the final reentry location as reported by eyewitness sightings, when available.
It should be noted that, in general, reentry predictions can be expected to be in error by 10% or more; thus, there is substantial uncertainty as to where reentry will actually occur. Once it does occur, debris will spread over a long track on the ground.
Hazard to people or property from reentering space hardware is very limited. No known reports of death from such events have ever been received.

NOTICE: The materials about Reentry Predictions are for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for specific technical advice or opinions related to your particular facts and circumstances.

3:19:00 AM

Colorado Meteor Fireball 20OCT2011

Email From:
YYY-North Of Denver, CO:

Hello,
I was taking a walk with my headphones on Wednesday 19th at about 10:10pm and at the top of a hill going downhill going east at about 10PM Denver time. I just happened to notice something big out of the corner of my eye an looked up at it. I reached for my phone to take a pic, but I didn't have it with me. Here's what I saw:
It was coming from the ENE heading WSW and I couldn't tell how high it was as I only had about 6 -8 seconds to look at it. It was bright orange and yellow by the 'tail" but this was like the size of 100 airplanes if it was as I think, about a few miles in the air. This thing was HUGE HUGE HUGE and it just looked like a huge boulder going through the sky. I went WSW right over me and then after about 7 seconds disappeared. I could see that it didn't go over the horizon or get behind any mountains, as it was higher than that when I lost sight of it. When I first saw it I would say it was at about 60degrees above the East horizon.
I wish I had taken out my earplugs so I could see if I heard it overhead, but I don't put the volume up very high as it's really quiet where I live and don't need to, so I don't think I would have heard anything. That would have given me some judgment on size if I would have heard it. I did hold my pointer finger up to it and it was about 1/2 the first digit. IT WAS HUGE AND moved way faster than any plane could.
Why I say that it was about 10pm was that I called my wife *out of town* after I got home and I figure it took me about 20 minutes to get home and I called her at 10:38 denver time to tell her what I saw. I didn't call her right away, maybe 10 minutes after I got home or so.
I remember thinking to myself after it was done, wow… what would the caveman have thought of something like that. It was awesome!!!!! Never seen anything so bright colorful or HUGE in my life.
If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. I'm glad other people saw it. I was wondering, as I live about 20miles from DIA, would it have been on their screens? It just didn't seem to be that high in the air…at least not 40k feet…but I really couldn't tell you. IF it was that high..this thing was like the size of hundreds of airplanes.
Regards,Still awestruck     thanks YYY!

3:14:00 AM

Possible Northern California Meteor Fireball Reported To ELPALLSKY
Email From:
Dianna L.-Oroville, CA:
At 9:18pm on oct 20 2011 I saw a large round ball with a white tail fall from the sky.  The tail stayed bright for about 30 seconds after the ball disappeared.  It was to large for a falling star but reminded me of that.     thank you Dianna!

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3:06:00 AM

Connecticut, New Jersey Meteor Fireball Reported To ELPALLSKY

Email Notification From:
Leslie J.-Old Saybrook CT-7:50 P.M. EDT 20OCT2011
thank you Leslie!

Email From:
Anna V.-Linden, NJ:
I was sitting at the Grill in Linden NJ eating at about 9:30 pm 10/20/2011. I was looking out the window facing I believe south/ south east. I saw a bright big greenish glow coming down between a gas station and a restaurant across the street. My first thought was a plane or helicopter was gonna crash but it dissapeared so quick. I ran out to see if I could hear any noise and i realized it must have been a meteor?? It just seemed so close.     thanks for your confirmation on this event Anna


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11:21:00 PM

Colorado Meteor Fireball 19OCT2011

Email From:
Zach S.-Wellington, CO:

Bright orange fire ball traveling from north east horizon to southwest horizon (across entire sky!).  Travel time aprx. 7 seconds from horizon to horizon.  Sighted traveling east on highway 1 around 10:30 p.m. mountain time towards Wellington, CO.  Amazing!
Zach S.     Thank You Zach!

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9:26:00 PM

BREAKING METEOR NEWS...South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas Green Meteor Fireball Bolide Captured By Security Camera 19OCT2011

ELPALLSKY Receiving Reports of a Bright Green Fireball Seen From NB, SD, and KS 3:24 a.m. 19OCT2011.....MORE REPORTS, VIDEOS/PHOTOS REQUESTED !!! Mail To wxtx01@gmail.com

UPDATE !!! VIDEO CAPTURE !!!
 FROM THE LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR
By PETER SALTER / Lincoln Journal Star | Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:00 pm
The fireball fell from the sky -- streaking the colors of the rainbow and trailing smoke -- at 3:24 a.m., while most of Nebraska was sleeping.
Except for Greg, a ServiceMaster employee, who saw it from Lincoln Airport's parking garage. And Aaron, a TSA employee, who saw it from the interstate. And two citizens concerned enough to call 911.
And a sheriff's deputy, who was dispatched to search for a bright spot on the dark ground near Pawnee Lake, northwest of Lincoln.
And the surveillance camera (which never sleeps) mounted in the car rental return lot north of the airport terminal.
It recorded a black sky most of the night. But at about 42 seconds past 3:24,   MORE HERE

 These images, which were pulled from video taken at the Lincoln Airport, show the object moving across the sky. (Courtesy images)

FROM TIM CLINE-DUSK OBSERVATORY-IOWA
The following are three frames taken from video just prior to, during, and just after event time. Skies were obviously cloudy, but a distinct and pronounced brightening of the overcast is easily apparent from over 200 miles away, indicating the extreme brightness of this fireball.
BEFORE

DURING

AFTER 
all images above courtesy and (c) 2011-Tim Cline-Dusk Observatory-Iowa 
FROM CHRIS PETERSON-CLOUDBAIT OBSERVATORY-COLORADO
image courtesy and (c) 2011 Chris Peterson-Cloudbait Observatory-CO-Denver Museum of Nature and Science All Sky Camera


Email From:
Mary G.-Aberdeen,SD
Ipswich, South Dakota, 30 miles west of Aberdeen South Dakota.
At 3:30 am I saw the biggest bright green fire ball. It was amazing. I was driving, working...when I first saw it it was at least one block wide and was coming almost straight down. Bright green sort of like a brilliant glow stick but of course much much brighter. Traveling very fast.
It was close or so it seemed. 1/2 a mile from when I was at maybe a mile? Hard to tell the distance. But here on the planes everything is flat so you can see a long ways but it looked from my direction of view to be that far. 
It has a small tail that look like there was bright deep red chunks falling behind. It disintegrated to the size of 1-3 house sizes before going out completely. And was only 1000 to 2000 feet from the ground when it went out 
When I first say it because of the size and how close it was it scared me. “Oh my God!” I thought.
 I would think NASA or someone else had to have tracked this because of it size! Like I said it was HUGH!
 I didn’t get any pictures because it came almost straight down but sort of from the north towards the south and traveling VERY fast. I wish I has a dash cam in my car now.
Sincerely,
Mary G

Courtney W.-Overland Park, KS:
I just saw something land in Kansas. Overland park area. 3:20 am fireball with blue green tracer. Coolest thing ever witnessed. What was it?
Courtney

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1:27:00 AM

Large Green Arizona Meteor Fireball 17OCT2011

Another AZ Green Fireball Reported To ELPALLSKY 17OCT2011...
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Email From:
Chris V.-Scottsdale, AZ:
I just saw star exactly how you describe  I was at my parents house they live in north scottsdale buy scottsdale airport  scottsdale arizona what time was around 9:48pm. Was green with maybe a hint of blue  in the center  surrounded by an orange halo  I was facing west  maybe a little northwest  the direction it was traveling was south to north  it started hi in the atmosphere and died about 3 quarters away from horizon  it was only the second shooting star that was that big that I have seen  the other 1 was all orange around the beginning of the summer this year  as for the size I'm not an astronomer  but it was huge  if they say most shooting stars are the size of pebbles  I would say this was the size of a 747  but again I am not an astronomer  I saw it and I searched it online and saw your website  and sent you an email  I hope this helps     indeed! Thank you Chris

11:52:00 PM

North Dakota Meteor Fireball 17OCT2011

Email From:
Dave B.-Watford City, ND:
Watford City. Oct17 am My car clock was on eastern time: it was about 4:30 on that clock. I was not sure what direction I was going Big green fireball sparkler-like gold looking stream behind it. Straight down

11:41:00 PM

Nova Scotia, Canada Meteor Fireball 17OCT2011

Email From:
Ashley F.-Nova Scotia, Canada:
i read what Mary from mississippi saw...and i saw this exact thing too.
on october 17th about 9:30pm i was driving down gaspereau mtn, nova scotia. travelling north. i saw a floating white ball of light in the sky.. then it started moving northerly but slowly! it looked like a ginormous shooting star only way way bigger and a lot slower.. there was no tail. there was no explosion. the light did not dim out, it simply dissappeared behind the trees. i slowed right down to a stop as i was driving. this thing scared me. it was nothing ive ever seen before .i got chills man. what was it?!!!?   Thanks Ashley! Any others witness this? Send sightings to wxtx01@gmail.com

1:49:00 AM

Large Southern Mississippi Meteor Fireball 16OCT2011

MORE EYEWITNESSES ?? Please E-mail Your Sighting Of This Fireball to ELPALLSKY !! Thank You...

Email From:
Mary L.-Southern MS:
I saw the most amazing thing this morning!! It was close to one in the morning on October 16th!! I was walking across the yard from my Moms house over to mine and I happen to look up to the sky!! It was the biggest and most brightest falling star I've ever seen!! It was amazing!! It was HUGE!! I watched it as it got closer and closer!! It looked like it disappeared at the top of the Pine Trees in my yard!! It reminds me of the way the firework shoots out the end of a Roman Candle and then falls slowly to the ground! It was completely white though!! Had no color or tail!?! So im not to sure of what I saw! I just know that it was amazing that I happen to be going across the yard that late at night and was lucky enough to see it!! It was fabulous!! I have looked all over to see if anyone else from my town saw it too! I am from Southern Mississippi!! My brother works for NASA, I am going to ask him to find out what he can about it!!  I know what I saw, Im not crazy!! For it to be as big as it was, somebody has to know what it was! It didnt explode it just went out! If you find anything out about it I would love to know!! I am just an old country girl that never gets to see amazing things like that and would love to be able to explain to people that what I saw was actually there and that it wasnt a stupid plane or firework!!  Mississippi Girl     thank you Mary...Others?????
 
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9:17:00 PM

North Carolina Meteor Fireball 16OCT2011

Email From:
Diane B.-Raleigh, NC-8:00 p.m EDT:
Saw a large green meteor fireball orginated in east across whole sky to west.  It was after dark but not sure of exact time.

4:20:00 AM

Breaking Meteor Fireball News...Phoenix AZ Bright Green Meteor Fireball 15OCT2011

More Eyewitnesses To This Event Needed !!
Please Send Your Report To ELPALLSKY

 
Email From:
Andrew V.-Phoenix AZ:
I was in my car driving southbound in Phoenix, Arizona and stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of 83rd Avenue and Indian School Road. (about 8 miles to the west of downtown Phoenix)  I just happened to catch the last few seconds of this event as it caught my attention out the driver's side window of my car.  The fireball was travelling from west to east to the southeast of my location just before 11pm (arizona and pacific time).  As I watched the fireball for about 4 seconds it appeared to be falling and went from bright green to gone and appeared to "fizzle out" somewhere over Downtown Phoenix or just to the south of the downtown area (which would be about 8 miles to the east and one mile south of where I was at the time.

I came home a few minutes later and found nothing on the local news websites until this came up on google.

Whatever the object was and where ever it began I do not know but It definitely appeared to come down or break up over the metro Phoenix area to the south or east of the downtown area.  Where I was is about 8 miles due west of the airport and the large jets line up on their approach vectors to head straight east to the runways.  There was at least one large passenger jet several thousand feet up on a landing approach and this fireball was in front of them so I cannot imagine the pilots or passengers not seeing it also.  There ware several more aircraft in the approach pattern several miles behind them to the west and north who would have also likely seen this object, so there may have been something on record with the air traffic control at Sky Harbor International Airport or possibly the FAA also.
I hope some more information of this is forthcoming as the is the first time I have ever observed a meteorite or other object streaking across the sky before, it was exciting!  (If you find anything out please let me know...)
Andrew V     thank you for the heads up on this event Andrew !!

Response to Question From ELPALLSKY...
Q: How low on the horizon did visible flight end?
A: I really dont know an exact measurement, but my understanding of this is that If I were to put an imaginary giant protractor in front of me with 0* being on the east horizon and 90* being straight above me the object would have been around 65-70 degrees in the sky towards the south east from where I was (facing directly south in my vehicle). There appeared to be a few small 'sparks' coming off the tail of this object which is how i knew which direction it was moving and in the front was the green fireball.  As I said I only caught the final few seconds of the object before it just seemed to burn out like a spent firework.    The object appeared to be coming down towards the ground as it disappeared and the area in which it disappeared was still clearly in my field of vision so I know it did not just go over the horizon or behind a building as it was still up in the sky...
If you have any other question let me know.     thanks Andrew, I will!

Jim P.-Chandler, AZ 12:15 p.m. MST
October 15, 2011 Chandler Az. I had observed a green fireball moving from west to east while in my back yard. It was a slow moving meteor aprox 3 seconds and was low in altitude compared to your average meteor. It was bright like a firework with a tail and slower than your average meteor. The location was south east of Dobson Rd & Ray Rd.
Jim     confirmation! Thank you Jim.


Phillip J.-Phoenix, AZ:
Hello, I googled 'Phoenix Meteor October 15' and found your website.
My wife and I were headed East on the 202 San Tan Freeway around the Kyrene exit when we saw the fireball that appeared to be moving easterly downward (from our perspective it was moving towards earth but headed in an easterly direction.)
I cannot be exactly sure of the time, but it was around midnight (so almost 10/16)
It reminded me of burning magnesium, it was very bright and then just disappeared before it would have hit the horizon.  It appeared to be above Chandler, AZ from our perspective at that time.
-phillip


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3:08:00 AM

Raleigh, North Carolina Large Green Meteor Fireball 16OCT2011

Email From:
Diane B.-Raleigh, NC:
Saw a large green meteor fireball orginated in east across whole sky to west.  It was after dark but not sure of exact time.  Thanks Diane! Any others who saw this? Please post to wxtx01@gmail.com

7:06:00 PM

ISS Makes Very Bright Pass Over NW Mexico 14OCT2011

ISS Flyover Caught On Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera In Hermosillo Mexico-7:06:36 P.M. 14OCT2011 (02:06:36 UTC 15OCT2011)
Image above and below courtesy and (c) 2011 Dr. Salvador Aguirre-Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera Network-Hermosillo Sonora, Mexico
 

4:40:00 AM

California, Nevada Green Fireball 14OCT2011

ADDITIONAL REPORTS NEEDED ON THIS EVENT !!

Email From:
Judy S.-Spring Creek, NV:
We were driving home from Elko to Spring Creek, Nevada and saw what looked like a
Green fireball. It happened about 10:45 pm Pacific Standard time.  We sure didn't
know what it was. FYI.....

Heather H.-Lancaster, CA:
SO I WAS FISHING AT THE AQUA DUCT OFF OF 70TH STREET WEST AND AVE M IN LANCASTER C.A. IT WAS AROUND 10:35 TONIGHT OCTOBER 14TH, 2011. THEN ALL OF THE SUDDEN ABOUT MIDWAY UP IN SKY BUT STRAIGHT OUT TOWARDS NORTH EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE APPEARED THIS BLUEISH GREEN OBJECT WITH A HUGE COMET LIKE TAIL COMING DOWN FROM AN EAST TO WEST ANGLE, TOWARDS MOJAVE . BUT IT WAS SO FAST AND SO BIG, AND IVE SEEN HALIES COMET BUT THAT MOVED VERY SLOWLY BUT WITH A LARGE TAIL TO JUST LIKE THIS ONE BUT LIKE I SAID MOVED AND WAS ONLY VISIBLE FOR A SECOND. ABOUT 2 MINS LATER A GROUP OF KIDS WALKED BY AND CONFIRMED WHAT I JUST DESCRIBED ABOVE. SO IF WHOMEVER MAY READ THIS AND HAVE UPDATE ON WHAT WE SAW TONIGHT PLEASE REPLY TO (email on file)
THANKS
HEATHER H

Ian G.-Bay Area, CA:
Hello,
Last night at approx 10:30pm while driving east on the San Mateo
bridge my wife and I spotted an incredibly bright, and incredibly FAST,
aerial moving object. It started mid way through the sky, and flew
from west to east (so straight down from our vantage point). It had a
slight blue-ish color, but it was hard to tell since we saw it through
some cloud cover. Yet, even with the clouds, it was very obvious given
it's brightness and speed. No idea what it was. It appeared to be coming
straight down out of the sky.


DJ. H.-Southern NV:
I was driving North on Boulder Hwy at around 10:30p.m. PST when we saw the comet/asteroid. We saw it drop down on the horizon and were both in shock for like 10 seconds. He's 63 and I'm 19 and neither of us have ever seen anything like it before. It was in our North sky. What adds to the mystery is that where it fell is the EXACT direction of Area 51. Boulder Hwy runs Northwest and Southeast.


Merri G.-Hesperia, CA:
My granddaughter and I were on our way home from an Oak Hills High School football game a little after 10 pm Friday , October 14, 2011 when we spotted the fireball. I slowed down to view and we were speechless as we watched it. It appeared to me to be bluish green and she said green. It was a ball with a trail falling down then appeared to slow down then fizzled downward until no longer in site. We were traveling north on Third Ave in Hesperia, California between Ranchero Rd and Main St. We didn't  hear or read about it in the news.

Yuritzi H.-Sacramento, CA:

I spotted the green bluish light last night around maybe 10:20 pm. The location was Sacramento,CA.  It happened in the south- east part of the city. I was on Gerber Way going towards matter field. the light seemed to look like a comet with a bluish greenish colored tail. it was really fast and crossed from the top right corner of my windshield and seem to of fallen behind some houses on the far left.(though i really don't think that it had fallen so close since there was no boom! noise or nothing, seemed more like an optical illusion)
i have never seen something like this so if any one knows what it might be please post!

From The ELPALLSKY Chatbox:
Oct 14 2011, 11:57 PM Guest570 (guest):
Davis Ca Green Fireball 10:30 pm 10/14/2011


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6:06:00 PM

NEO ALERT...Asteroid 2009TM8 Close Flyby 17OCT2011

From ELPALLSKY 14OCT2011:
On October 17th, Asteroid 2009TM8, 5 to 11 meters in size, will pass between the moon and Earth. While there is no danger of the main body impacting Earth, debris generated by the collision which knocked the rock out of it's asteroid belt orbit may intersect Earth's orbit possibly generating an increase in green fireball activity a day or two before and after it's pass. Stay alert for increased fireball activity from 15OCT2011 to 20OCT2011.
Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
Miss
Distance
(AU)
Miss
Distance
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter*
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2011 SQ12)2011-Oct-140.097037.8180 m - 400 m20.88.94
(2011 TJ5)2011-Oct-140.040315.716 m - 36 m26.110.51
(1990 UA)2011-Oct-150.084532.9400 m 19.616.64
(2011 TA4)2011-Oct-160.134552.3200 m - 440 m20.712.97
(2011 TX8)2011-Oct-160.186872.7110 m - 260 m21.817.21
(2009 TM8) 2011-Oct-170.00230.95.1 m - 11 m28.68.18
 graphic courtesy NASA-JPL http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

3:28:00 AM

ROSAT...Another Uncontrolled Satellite Reentry Expected 22OCT2011 To 24OCT2011


Space Weather News for Oct. 14, 2011
ROSAT RE-ENTRY: The ROSAT X-ray observatory, launched in 1990 by NASA and managed for years by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), will return to Earth within the next two weeks. Current best estimates place the re-entry between Oct. 22nd and 24th over an unknown part of Earth. ROSAT will produce a spectacular fireball when it re-enters, but not all of the satellite will disintegrate.  According to the DLR, heat-resistant fragments as massive as 1.7 tons could reach Earth's surface.  Check http://spaceweather.com for more information.
LAST-CHANCE SIGHTINGS:  As ROSAT slowly descends it is growing brighter. During favorable passes, the satellite can now be seen shining as brightly as a first magnitude star in the night sky.  Local flyby times may be found using SpaceWeather's Satellite Tracker: http://spaceweather.com/flybys .   Or turn your smartphone into a ROSAT tracker using our Simple Flybys app: http://simpleflybys.com
 

FROM...SatTrackCam Leiden station (b)log

SatTrackCam Leiden (Cospar 4353, formerly 4352) is an amateur satellite tracking camera located at Leiden, the Netherlands. It makes accurate positional measurements on satellites of interest, mostly classified satellites -i.e. spy satellites- in order to determine their orbits.
Thursday, October 13, 2011              

Observing another doomed satellite: ROSAT

Shortly after the UARS reentry, which got wide attention, another scientific satellite is about to meet its demise by an uncontrolled plunge into the atmosphere. It is the German X-ray astronomical satellite ROSAT. This satellite is currently predicted to reenter about October 22 to 24.

This evening I watched it pass during twilight (sun at 8 degrees below the horizon, first stars just visible in a blue sky). It was fast, zipping across the sky, and bright: magnitude +1 and an easy naked eye object.

I used the new EF 2.0/35mm lens (a new purchase, first used last weekend during the Draconid meteor outburst, on which I will post in a later post), set to F2.5, making 5 second exposures at 400 ISO. The fast moving objects ran out of the frame of two of the three images. Below is the image thats shows the complete trail. The satellite was moving from left to right, across Cepheus. The streak in top is a streak of cirrus.

click image to enlarge

7:05:00 PM

Loyal ELPALLSKY Reader Reports Another East Texas Meteor Fireball 11OCT2011

From ELPALLSKY:
Last month Kandice D. reported a bright fireball seen from Livingston, TX on 10SEP2011. Her latest sighting below proves it pays to be vigilant when watching the skies.

Email From:
Kandice D.-Corrigan, TX:
My name is Kandice..
And I am back to say I seen another meteor yesterday morning .. Again driving north on highway 59 righ outside corrigan tx.. At 6:35 .. This time it was alot closer and huge compared to the one I seen last month.. Is it normal to spot these in and around the same area within a month? thanks Kandice! It's not unusual for asteroid collision debri to enter Earth's atmosphere at similar entry points IF orbital elements are just right. Can't say for sure that this is the case here. Certainly could have been mere coincidence but  either way, you are indeed fortunate! Congratulations. 

1:25:00 AM

Michigan Meteor Fireball 10OCT2011

Email From:
Cheryl M.-South Haven, MI:
October 10, 2011  Hello!  I can't believe I am writing again to tell you I witnessed another large shooting star (or fireball) over michigan!  I am in South Haven along Lake Michigan.  At about 10:20 pm tonight I was facing east admiring Jupiter and the moon.  I had looked away but when I looked back up in the sky coming from the north east sky was a large shooting star.  The ball of light moved left to right.  Straight streak at first and as it headed right (south) it curved down and it fell like a waterfall.  As it fell to the right and down, it seemed to disappear and reappear but stayed in a straight line.  It reappeared twice maybe three times as it fell.  This "fireball" was more to the north than the one I saw on Oct. 4 which was in the east sky.  The almost full moon was just to the south east of me and I was standing in some shade from the moonlight.
Thanks again!  Cheryl     thank you Cheryl! for your loyalty to ELPALLSKY...wow! 2 fireballs now. You're indeed fortunate. Thank you!

Kyle A.-Mid MI:
Hi! My name is Kyle and I would like too make a report of the meteor that was spotted over Mid-Michigan. At 10:20 or 10:22 on the night of 10/10/11. I was outside smoking a cigarette and admiring the moon with my girlfriend Facing SSE, when out of luck I look out over my shoulder too the NNW and I catch glimpse of a Meteor streaking across the sky too the East towards Flint. I witnessed numerous colors during my sighting. Bright blue, Red, White, and this thing had quite the tail of light as it streaked across the sky. About 4 seconds into the initial visible confirmation it Fizzled and broke apart into 3 or 4 different pieces of debris, I witnessed the debris which was glowing red at this point fall for about 8 seconds before the temperature of the object/objects no longer was hot enough for it to glow. Beautiful sighting I tell ya..I heard No sonic booms, No Sizzling. Once in a lifetime....AMAZING      thank you Kyle. Great report!

Steven S.-Cedar Springs, MI:
I too saw the event. Walking the dog facing NE in Cedra springs, Mi. The time would have been between 1015-1030. Left to right fairly flat flight, not real high (30 ish degrees) Very bright white light, thick V shape with a round dark tip. Very cool 3-4 seconds. Sorry im not very technical just curious. Steve     thank you Steve!

Robert G.-Silver Lake, Waterford, MI:
We were all sitting at the lake, huge fire going, watching the tigers and rangers baseball ball game,when sometime after 10 PM we all saw the huge fireball fall from the east-north east and explode. It looked like it was fireworks in reverse.  We all thought it might have been a shooting star until it exploded.     thanks Robert!

Nancy B.-Mason, MI:
I witnessed this too. Thank goodness I’m not the only one who saw it!
I glanced to the north at appox 10:20 pm on 10/10/11 while outside enjoying our fire pit in Mason MI. At first I thought I saw a low flying airplane coming from the westheading east, then realized it was moving way too fast with no noise, and a very white, bright light about a quarter of the size of the moon thatnight. Moving very fast, with a large electric blue and white tail trailing behind it, with very little arch. as it reached the eastern horizon it appeared to explode and disappeared.I’ve seen meteors, and many a falling star, but never have I witnessed something that low in the sky, with a duration that long, as it lasted about 5-7 seconds with little tono “arch” it appeared to have gone west to east as I looked to my north. Mason is located right between Grand Rapids and Detroit, so we get a lotof air traffic heading west to east, and visa versa. Still gives me goose bumps thinking about it! What a sight!     excellent report Nancy! thank you.

Dawn S.-Canton, MI:
Hello, My nephew and I were leaving a shopping center in Canton, Michigan on 10/10/11, at approximately 8pm, heading East, and even though the sky was cloudy we saw and amazingingly large shooting star above us. I Can't remember the precise location or all of the visual details, but it was one of the biggest I've ever seen!
Regards!
Dawn      thank you Dawn!
From The ELPALLSKY Chatbox:
Oct 12 2011, 3:29 PM Guest637 (guest):
October 10,2011 8pm, Veronica. I was returning home from Jackson,MI heading east on 94 toward Detroit and I seen a huge fire ball falling from the sky from top to bottom. It looked like a huge fireworks, upside down, then after a few seconds it explored out to a quite large flair and it was gone. Amazing!     thanks Veronica!

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1:20:00 AM

Ohio Meteor Fireball 10OCT2011

Email From:
Brian C.-Warren Ohio 8:00pm CDT:
I was out tonight in Warren Ohio facing North and saw a meteor descending what appeared to be North East towards Cortland Ohio.  It exploded in a red/ white flash with what appeared to be streamers going in many different directions.  This occurred in about thirty seconds time, I did not hear anything.  The explosion was brighter than the streamer coming in.  I do not know if anything made it to the ground.     thanks Brian!

Cheryl-Toledo, OH:
My husband and I also saw this. We were on our front porch, which faces north northwest, in Toledo, Ohio. It was a few minutes past 8:00 p.m. We were standing looking at the stars, which is something that we frequently do, and all of a sudden, coming right over our house, straight above us, came this fireball. We both stood there in awe at this amazing sight. It was traveling toward the north northwest. It broke up into what looked like three fragments and seemed to "burn out" before it went below the tree line. I started to giggle because I couldn't believe that we were so lucky to see this incredible sight.      thank you Cheryl!

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1:17:00 AM

Ontario Canada Meteor Fireball 10OCT2011

Email From:
Anonymous Reporter-Ontario, Canada:
From Brockville Ontario, Oct. 10 2011, 7:30 pm.,Large fireball seen NW heading SE. Magnificent.

11:45:00 PM

Virginia Meteor Fireball 08OCT2011

From The ELPALLSKY Chatbox:
Oct 9 2011, 11:53 AM Guest384 (guest):
Saw what appeared to be two fireballs on 10/08/2011 around 9:15 PM in Herndon, VA. The first one was red and seemed to be going straight up. The second was much larger and was going from west to east. Both lasted a few seconds.
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11:13:00 PM

Possible Houston TX Meteor Fireball 08OCT2011

Inquiry From An ELPALLSKY Reader:
From Anonymous-Houston, TX:
Last night me and my girlfriend were headed back from the annual Renfest in Magnolia, TX sometime between 9 and 11 pm, I couldn’t tell you what time exactly. While we were driving south west on a highway in Houston we were mid conversation when we both just stopped. I had stopped talking because the entire sky lit up bright blue twice in under a second. It was kind of like a camera flash. It really startled me.  I  looked over at her and she had the same confused look on her face. We had both seen it. The sky was kind of cloudy and we did hit some small patches of rain along the way but there was still a lot of clear sky. We didn’t see any lightning before that or after that until about 3 hours later when a thunderstorm rolled in. We had both agreed that it was WAY to bright and WAY to blue to be lightning. We didn’t see a fire ball or anything resembling one though. The rest of the drivers seemed to have see it to because when it happened a lot of people hit their brakes and a lot of people swerved a little. It was insanely bright. I’d love to know if anyone else saw it.

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5:17:00 PM

Illinois, Kentucky Meteor Fireball 08OCT2011

Email From:
Noreen S.-Midlothian, IL:
Oct 8, 20011 we were enjoying a nice evening  around a campfire in Midlothian Il. Somewhere around 9pm  we saw a bright ball of orange coming from the east, no sound but, moving fast. We could see it curve slightly north and it look like it was headed towards Midway Airport. When we lost sight of it.
 At first we thought it was a plane on fire. But ,a ball of fire like that on a plane we all concluded it would of blown up.  We were all in awe and excited about this event and are still excited to have seen our first metorite.  We all all curious to find out if it landed someplace or just burned out.     thank you for your report Noreen!

Jade P.-Western KY:
I witnessed the fireball! It was the most amazing visual experience of my lifetime. It was apporoximately 9:40 p.m. central time on October 8th, 2011. I was in Western Kentucky having a campfire with family and friends and my sister and I witnessed it in the west/southwest portion of the sky traveling from the upper left to the mid/lower right. I've seen plenty of meteor showers and shooting stars before, but this blew all previous experiences out of the water. At first, I actually thought someone had shot off some sort of firework display, but then I realized that it was silent, and real. It was a huge ball of fire, about one half to a third of the size of the moon in comparison, and three times as bright. Its tail was long and colorful, mostly orange. It shot silently across the night sky and disappeared. It was absolutely brilliant, and I am proud to have witnessed such an event!     thank you for confirming this event Jade!

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