Potentially Major Meteor Fireball Bolide Over Central and North TX 11:30 to 11:40 P.M. CDT (04:30 to 04:40 UTC) 20JUN2011 Seen From As Far Away As Arkansas
EYEWITNESS REPORTS, VIDEOS, PHOTOS NEEDED !!!...
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June 20th 2011 Meteor over Central Texas from John Davis on Vimeo.
Eyewitness Reports/Camera Locations
June 20th 2011 Meteor over Central Texas from John Davis on Vimeo.
Eyewitness Reports/Camera Locations
|Texas /Arkansas Green Meteor 20JUN2011 ~11:45 pm|
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Desirae R.-DelValle, TX:
was sitting on my front porch when I saw the bright green fireball fly over my house in delvalle flying toward austin in the lower atmosphere, does any one know what it is, I have never seen anything so amazing,hope no one got hit if it hit down any where
Email From:Shelly W.-South Of Dallas, TX:
You seem to be looking at the sky a lot. I just saw a large slow moving fireball streaking across the sky disappearing into the horizon. No noise, too far out. I've looked for a meteor shower being posted. Nothing. You mention space junk, but this would not be the right day. Did you see anything? I live about 70 south of Dallas, so it would have been in to my southwest.
ThanksShelley W no, Shelly. Confirmed...not space junk. Thank you for your report!
Ron H.-Austin, TX:
I saw it while driving in Austin heading North on Pleasant Valley Rd.. I was rather surprised by how slow it was moving. It looked to be heading in a Northwestern direction before the tree line obscured it. It was white then green. It's my second meteor sighting in 2 months, I witnessed the Georgia fireball on May 20th while I was in Tallahassee, FL. Seems like a lot of activity is going on. I actually just heard 2 pops about an hour ago. Maybe sonic booms? Any other activity happen around that time? Several other events across the U.S. we're gathering data on. Check this site for those and others and thank you Ron!
Chris G.-Pflugerville, TX:
I was on my way to the store with my cousin, it was basically a falling rock that was shining green and we thought it was a firework, until a small cloud blocked it out for a few seconds and it hit the ground in less than 2 seconds. I had my cell in my hand but wasn't quick enough to snap a picture :\ We didn't hear any sounds or bangs after. i think we we were pretty far away, and i don't know which direction we were going in. we are in pflugerville. thank you Chris!
Crystal G.-Fields Of Cover, TX:
Hi guys, just wanted to confirm witnessing this event. Both my husband and I saw it while driving in our subdivision, Fields of Cover, right on Crestway street and FM78 road. We thought it was a flare or fireworks. Couldn't here anything due to radio, just a bright greenish color. It was amazing. It seemed to have fallen in our subdivision, it was very close, around 11:35ish. The street illuminated greenish light.
John Z.-Cedar Park, TX:
"I also saw the 06/20/11 fireball over Texas. I'm in Cedar Park (a subdivision of Austin TX). It was kind of windy here last night, so I went outside to investigate at about 11:48 or 11:50 PM Central time and looked up into the northwest part of the sky - I guess I got really lucky because just as I looked there the fireball appeared. It was large and blazed downward at a steep angle leaving a greenish trail behind it - I watched it do down until it disappeared behind the row of homes on my street - about a second after that there was a bright green flash that lit up the sky near the horizon so I'm guessing that it probably exploded before hitting the ground (or maybe it did hit the ground?). Didn't hear any sound at all."
Jordan H.-Lake Ray Hubbard, TX:
I was on I30 heading west just over lake ray hubbard when I saw a huge streak in the sky that just kept falling and falling. Had an orange glow to it. I lost sight of it behind buildings. It started more than halfway up in the sky. June 20 @1145pm. Moving from left to right in the west/northwestern sky.
Gary D.-San Antonio TX:
Yes!!! Everybody thinks I'm nuts but I saw this too from an Exxon in San Antonio, TX. I happened to be looking up in the sky while filling my car up and noticed 2 planes coming into the city (as I live near an airport) and then suddenly noticed a green/reddish colored comet-like object racing through the sky at speeds that made the planes look like they were at a stand-still. Regardless, it hung for a good second in the sky and it was traveling parallel to the horizon--almost as if it was gonna strike somewhere way up north. I was facing dead north when it happened so it was apparently headed in that path. If there is any other news on what this was, please let me know!! I posted this yesterday on my Facebook and a few others saw it as well. Then I came across this article this morning as I was trying to find some account to what this was that I witnesses last night. Thanks!!
Joey D.-San Angelo, TX:
I am glad someone else saw it as well. A friend of mine and I were sitting outside last night. I saw it, he didn't. I am located in San Angelo texas 76904. I was facing south and it crossed from west to east. Very big (as compared to a normal "falling star") and moved much slower. It was green with a yellow-orangish tail. As it traveled east, my house blocked my viewpoint, but i did see a yellow flash on the horizon. I ran to the edge of my yard and looked over my fence; i guess i was waiting for a boom. There was just silence the whole time. It looked as though someone had shot a firework from my neighbors house it was so close, just no noise. I went back to my seat and looked at my phone, it was 11:46pm. Funny thing is, my friend who was facing west, never saw it. And, probably 5 to 15 minutes before then, he asked if there was a storm coming in, because he thought he saw lightening coming from the southwest. Let me know if you need more info.
Mariah M.-Austin, TX:
Hey, thanks for posting on this. I saw it last night and thought I was crazy. It was so bright! I thought it was a bottle rocket at first. I saw it around 11:44pm last night driving west on Cesar Chavez about to get on Mopac. It looked like it was headed northwest. It was kind of yellowy white and had a tail. I'm attaching a map of where I was and what direction the fireball was headed in relation to me. What exactly was it? Thanks!
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I was pulled over @ picnic area on cr165 between dripping springs & blanco, TX suddenly the area lit up enough to cast a shadow i looked up towards the general direction of round mountain, TX and saw a florescent green light falling straight down turning to a firey yellow and burned out. We are in extreme wildfire danger but I saw no grass fires. Time was approximately 11:45, 6/21/11
Kyna G.R.-Morris Ranch, TX:
I saw the meteor fall last night in an area referred to as Morris Ranch tx. We are located 11 miles from Fredericksburg and about 13 miles from Kerrville Tx I saw it falling northwest in the sky. It was so bright, it caught my eye through the window. Never seen anything like it. Looked like a small explosion in the sky. Saw it at about 11 55 pm June 20 2011. Orange fire and a tail of smoke behind it as it appeared to fall to the ground. Traveled right to left as I stood northwest. Morris ranch tx. Hope this helps
Jacob C.-Brownwood, TX:
saw this email add online when researching a fireball i saw last night.
i am in Brownwood, tx and i was on the back pourch with my mother at approx 2345 when my conversation was interupted by a light that hurt my eyes to look at. it was almost like a long camera flash had gone off. the light was so bright it was like daylight for about 2-3 seconds. i was facing the west-southwest when i saw the streak of light. it had a greenish tint followed by a fairly long fire trail that looked almost like the trail from a large bottle rocket. it was moving from the south to north i think. to be honest i was surprised not to hear an explosion afterwards. im in the military and thought it was the result of a mortor flare going off. hope this helps your research.
me my uncle and my cousin where outside smoking a cigg .
no lights were on and we saw a bright greenish white falling star .
at first i had my back tords it looking at my uncle and i saw his face light up and can almost see waves in the light on him and turned around (facing north) and got a glipse of it right before it disappeared behind the trees. it was traveling from west
it had a long trail behind it. very very bright , no sound .
20 minutes later i was facing south and saw a shooting star.
hope this helps
My husband and I were taking out the trash at about 11:30 on June 20. We live in NW Austin by Lake Travis north of Lakeway. We saw the fireball, which to me looked bluish at the head with a bright yellow and orange tail, heading Northwest in the lower atmosphere.
Michael L.-Duncanville, TX:
I saw that you wanted information from people that saw the meteor in Texas on Monday 20 June 2011. I was at home in Duncanville Texas (Latitude: 32°37'27.7" N Longitude: 96°54'57.4"S) and was looking southwest, about 220°, somewhere around 11:30 pm when I saw it. I had just opened my front door when it saw it going from left to right at an angle of maybe 30°. It was green in color and I didn't hear anything because I was still inside my house about to exit. Don't know if the storms in my area to the north had anything to do with the color. I first thought it might have been fireworks but the speed, angle, and size quickly ruled that out.
William B.-In Flight Over Central OK:
My wife and I saw the green fireball last monday night from on board a United Express flight on approach to Will Rogers World Airport in OKC from the west. We were on the right side of the aircraft looking south at lightning in the distance when the fireball occurred. It appeared to be very close and at about our level! I don't know what altitude that was, but I would guess between 10kft and 20kft. It looked much like a green roman candle! From our vantage point it appeared to be moving vertically with little or no horizontal component of velocity.
Vestor S.-Central TX:
My friend and I were driving west on hwy 71 close to midnight on 6/20/2011 when we saw from the upper left to the lower right a huge green, then blue, then orange meteorite. There was a whistling noise then it appeared to almost land before it fizzled out. My name is Vester S. my email is (email on file) phone is (phone # on file) I have never seen one this big nor this close. It was really close. Before it crashed we thought we saw a huge light in the air.
Keith V.-San Antonio, TX
Not sure how helpful this is, but I saw the meteor over central Texas
on Mon Jun 20th, 2011. I don't have an exact time, but it was pretty
close to midnight. I was just off Blanco Rd., about 5 miles north of
1604 loop in San Antonio, TX. Looking north, the trajectory was nearly straight down for me, so it didn't really streak across the sky like others that I have seen. It appeared to break apart a bit as it went behind the hills to the north of me where I lost sight of it.
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