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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
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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.*** 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

11/5/11 - Approximately 5:20 am facing south, a bright light lit the sky then a long bright streak with a ball the size of a 1/4 moon leading, then bursting and disappearing, then leaving what appeared to be a straight contrail then dissipating into a zig-zag pattern, then disappearing, all within a matter of 30 seconds. The streak was traveling from east to west. From Clarence Center it would be going towards Amherst, Buffalo, Lake Erie, and Canada.

Anonymous said...

I work as a dispatcher in Nebraska one of my deputies reported this same thing just a while ago! I gave him the info you needed and your email so hopefully he will send it to you!

Anonymous said...

4 people in two separate cars witnessed a green fireball in the Valley of the Fires near Carrizozo, NM on the night of Nov 5th 2010. It was neon green, appeared suddenly like a flash, then quickly dissapated downward, like a rounded apostrophe. We were driving eastward about 7 miles down into Carrizozo, and the two cars met at the Allsups there, but did not report elswhere. Glad to find this site!

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