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Michigan Meteor Fireball 10OCT2011

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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!
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!

***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.***

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