10:52:00 PM

Breaking Meteor News...Large Green Meteor Fireball IA, IN, KS, MO, NE 8:47pm CDT 20APR2011...

PICS/VIDS OF THIS EVENT...Please post them to wxtx01@gmail.com !

E-mail From Chase C. In Iowa...Hello I just found you website and I'm glad I did because I had no idea what I had seen.  I was traveling on I-80 west bound at 8:45 pm right outside Altoona Iowa.  I was moving at 70 mph when I saw a very bright ball almost like a Roman Candle in the sky traveling from right to left, it passed right into my vision at the top left of my windshield and continued right underneath the cloud cover and a very high rate of speed.  It was not very far above the horizon and was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen in the sky.  Almost the color of a sparkler or firework kind of bright blueish color.  It moved right over the city of Altoona before the light went out with only a very very small vapor trail to be seen behind it.   I heard no sound as my windows were up and the radio was on.   What a site to see.

Apr 22 2011, 4:20 PM
Guest362 (guest): On 4/20/11 at about 8:45pm in Andover Kansas - I saw a bright green streak in the sky. I was looking almost due North. It traveled from west to east in the sky.


From Emily A, Raytown, MO...Oh man... I'm so glad I found your site.  I was so perplexed by what I saw!  On the night of the 20th, sometime between 8:50-9:00pm, I saw a flaming ball go across the sky heading west-ish (I am terrible with direction, so that is a guess).  I saw it burning orange, blue, and greenish, with a sparking/sparkling tail.  I only got to see it for a few seconds.  I live in an apartment complex and lost visual as it passed behind another building.  I live in Kansas City, MO, near the Raytown area.  At first I thought it was a firework or a flare, but there was no pop (like a firework) and it's tragectory was straight and angled slightly downward, not arched like it would have been if it were something launched from the ground.  The best I could figure was that it was a meteor, but I'm so glad to have that confirmed.  How cool!!    glad you found us Emily and thanks for your report!

Jeff Fortney-Lee's Summit, MO I also saw the meteor/comet around 8:50 PM on April 20, 2011. It was green, orange and white with streaks of fire/sparks falling off the tail. Heading NE to SW very quickly. It burnt out as it approached the horizin. Very beautiful.   thanks Jeff!

John C. Writes...I saw this from Kansas City.  Biggest, longest that I have ever seen (and I'm not young).  Time: 8:47 pm.  Northwest sky heading ffrom NE to SW.  Had a green tint. thank you John!


Email From Amy M....We saw the meteor last night from New London Iowa at around 8:45pm. My family and I were driving home, heading south, and stopped the car so we could all witness the huge bright green burning ball falling in the western sky. It was nothing any of us had ever seen. Very awesome! I had to come into work this morning and google it to see if anyone else had seen the awesome sight we were so lucky to see!  thanks Amy!

Apr 21 2011, 5:16 AM
Guest336 (guest): While at the Arcade Fire concert at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO, I saw a brilliant green fireball....took down notes on my iPhone immediately after I saw the event and used my ci   please pass along what you saw... and thank you!


Apr 20 2011, 8:00 PM
Guest423 (guest): Kansas City, about 8:47pm 4/20 Bright Green Steak headed from NE to SW, seemed huge and close, "burned" out way above the horizon.


Apr 20 2011, 8:17 PM
Guest966 (guest): Saw same thing as Guest 423 lasted a very long time and was hugh NE to SW. So bright.
Apr 20 2011, 8:43 PM


Guest897 (guest): Saw the same event as Guest 423 from Louisville Nebraska. If the steak is green don't eat it.
Apr 20 2011, 9:25 PM

Guest833 (guest): I saw a green fireball in Columbia MO about same time as above, 8:50pm.

***If you saw this fireball, please email wxtx01@gmail.com with details of your observation including your local time, location, direction you were facing, direction object moved (right to left etc. is OK), height above horizon, color, and fragmentation (if any) or sounds i.e. booms, hisses, sizzles etc. Thank you for posting!***

6:41:00 PM

Lyrid Meteor Shower Is Underway 20APR2011...


From ELPALLSKY...The annual "Lyrid" meteor shower to peak on the 22nd of April....
April Meteor Shower May Be Outshined by the Moon
Space.com
One of the "Old Faithful" of the annual meteor showers will be reaching its
peak this week: the April Lyrids. Unfortunately, this year the moon is
going to interfere with getting a good view of these celestial streakers.
Lyrid meteors may be seen any ...MORE from SPACE.COM