11:30:00 PM

SO CAL FIREBALL WAS LAUNCH FROM VANDENBERG AFB OF ATLAS 5 ROCKET AT 9:24 pm PDT...

This was a confirmed launch of an Atlas 5 Rocket (VERY LARGE ROCKET Utilized by NASA during the Mercury and Gemini space missions) from Vandenberg at 9:24 pm PDT. Thank you all for the QUICK RESPONSE. Please bookmark this site for updates and for your future reference. Thanks again!


10:37:00 PM

BREAKING METEOR NEWS...Major Meteor Fireball With Sonic Booms Southern California Possible Reentry Of Satellite/Rocket Debris 14APR2011...

Internet Traffic Suggests Another SO CAL Meteor Fireball Moments Ago...
Please include time and location when you post here. Thank you! 

Mary H. In Long Beach...
I went out front of my house and looked up to see a bright yellowish red fireball with what looked like trails on the top and bottom. The only way I can describe it is if you took a rock and threw it but could see the wind disturbance. I was looking toward the beach with is south because I live in Long Beach, Ca. I think it was around 9:15. It actually looked like it burnt out for a second but then came back to life just for another second. CRAZY. I'm always seeing strange things in the sky over the Port. Oh...this "fireball" didn't make any sound.

Kendra S. In San Diego...
Me and two friends sitting on the patio in downtown San Diego witnessed what we thought was a shooting star, it was red orange and yellow with a cone shaped tail,  it disappeared and then quickly reappeared. It happened at approx.931 pm.  Amazing sighting!!!  


Apr 14 2011, 10:59 PM
Guest86 (guest): Oxnard, CA @ 21:30: Hot orange core with a HUGE nimbus of flames ... looked like a flower ... for several seconds. The size of my fist at arm's length! Moving quite slowly from my vantage point. Disappeared and then re-appeared ~2-3 seconds later as an orange brick-shaped ember, without the flames. This phase lasted only ~1-2 seconds and it was gone. Then, two MINUTES later, a loud rumble / explosion / sonic boom sound that rattled the windows in the house. Unlike anything I've ever witnessed before!

Anthony In San Gabriel...
Saw a very bright red light over San Gabriel Valley with gray/red and purple fish tail moving very fast. Shortly after passing over it flickered and disappeared.

James K. In Oxnard Chats...
Apr 14 2011, 10:45 PM
a few minutes ago,meteor/ fireball shot across the sky then turned into a molten fireball, and dissapeared

Berend D. In San Diego Says...just saw a light rise from wnw on the horizon, called my girlfriend over, she saw it, too.  it continued in an arc over s.d. and sometimes had a tail.  the tail was alternatively red and purple!!  at one point when it was directly overhead it was very bright but also faded in and out of the light. great stuff, what do you think it is?  saw your post

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3:06:00 PM

UPDATE...07APR2011 Montana Fireball Bolide Captured On Radar...

Radar Data Suggests A Major Bolide Meteorite Fall Over Northern Rockies

by: ELPALLSKY 14APR2011...
Radar expert Dr. Marc Fries concludes that... "Either this event produced one hell of a fall, or we’re looking at debris from a de-orbited satellite."

MT 07 Apr 2011 0917 UTC 
This event was, by all accounts, a spectacular fireball that most people missed because it occurred around 3am local time. The small number of eyewitnesses, to include an airline pilot at 38,000′, describe a long-lasting and relatively slow fireball. Two people report that it generated five separate...
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2:41:00 AM

Florida-Gulf Of Mexico Meteor Fireball 13APR2011...

Venice, Florida arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Breaking Meteor News...Large Green Gulf Fireball 6:00 am EST 25JAN2011..." by searching for Shooting Star over Gulf of Mexico.
02:31:34 -- 7 minutes ago

***If you saw this fireball event, please e-mail wxtx01@gmail.com with a description including time, date, location, which way you were facing, direction object traveled (right to left etc. is OK), color, any fragmentation or extremely bright flashes, and any sounds heard i.e. booms, hisses etc. Thank you for your report***

2:37:00 AM

Southern California San Diego Meteor Fireball 13APR2011...

San Diego, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for meteor sighting san diego april 13, 2011. 01:51:36 -- 42 minutes ago

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