8:35:00 PM

Fragmenting Texas Meteor Fireball Reported To ELPALLSKY 9:00pm CDT 29JUN2011

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Bill and Jan H.-Castroville, TX:
My wife and I spotted a meteor break apart into two pieces low over the southern sky from our home in Castroville Texas at approx 9:00 pm June 29,2011     thank you both! Now we wait for more reports

Wunderbar Pet Sitting-New Braunfels, TX:
9:03 pm tonite in New Braunfels TX headed SE - meteor?  White/blue front and red orange tail.  Please respond.
Nick-Buda, TX:
I witnessed this one also ~9:00-9:02PM CDT. Was traveling Southbound on I35 in Buda TX, fireball was headed easterly and apeared to dim out over Kyle are. This may be due to angle. Not much breakup and ended with large glow then dimmed. Hope to hear more about this one.

Dustin D.-New Braunfels, TX:
My family and I spotted a large blue streak across the sky in New Braunfels, Texas around 9:00 pm June 29, 2011. It had a very faint sound which caught our attention. The blue streak lasted for a few seconds then  fizzled out and broke apart into a few pieces with a little red before it disappeared. Very exciting to see!!

Christine S.-Buda,TX:
I saw what I initially thought to be a shooting star in the southern sky, but soon realized it was much too large & moved a bit slower. I even had time to point it out to my children who were  in the car with me. We were traveling south on Brodie Lane in Austin, TX around 9:00 pm June 29, 2011.

Barry W MSgt, USAF (Retired)
aka Doc Geo (Geocaching)
aka Barry, Son of Watt (Renaissance):

Coming home tonight, we saw a very bright object in the southern sky. I first saw it at 9:05 pm, about 20-25 degrees above the horizon, almost straight south of Paige, TX and it headed at angle (about 10 degrees to the left of being straight down) towards the horizon and was gone from sight in a few seconds. It seemed to be two large pieces, very close to each other. It was very bright (don't think it was the space station) and don't think there's a space shuttle up and it wouldn't have been in that part of the sky even if it was coming through the atmosphere for a landing.
Attached is a quick, (very) rough approximation of what I saw.

Liza W.-Corpus Christi, TX:
My husband and I saw a rather large fire trail which was pretty close, it seems. We are in Corpus Christi Texas. It was about 9 o'clock.

Devon C.-Kingsville, TX:
my name is Devon Cuevas and I live in Kingsville Tx . I saw this event around the same time like 9:00 - 9:10PM and I just wanted to let you no that I was driving, heading west and I saw it on my left side, a glowing bright blue light with a green flame, it was heading Southeast at a very slow pace. It had no sound from what I was trying to hear but, amazingly, after 6 seconds of seeing it in the sky, the last 3 seconds a smaller size piece broke off and faded away, while the other piece started to dim out, then i watched it burn out into just a red glowing falling ball and it dissapeard towards the gulf coast.

Mjmconsulting-San Antonio, TX:
My wife and I saw the green meteor over the northwest side of San Antonio at around 9pm, June 29th 2011.  It was freaking me out until I found your website.  At least I know I'm not crazy now. Lol

Virginia R.-Laredo, TX:
At about 9:04 pm central time I spotted a fireball falling from the sky. I live in Laredo, TX and I was facing NE as the fireball traveled from my upper right-hand side to my lower left. It had a yellow/white tail and ended with a very bright yellow ball with a blue spark that lit up just before it disappeared. There was no sound. It lasted for about 3-4 seconds. Six other people around me at the time saw the "shooting star" as well.

Jeff & Erin-Kingwood,TX:
While driving SSW from Kingwood to Atascocita across the San Jacinto river bridge on West Lake Houston Parkway, my Fiance and I spotted a large fireball that was traveling West to East low in the Southern sky at around 9pm June 29,2011. The Meteor lasted between 5 and 6 seconds glowing blue and then changing over to green before breaking up into several orange pieces.

Cordelia R.-Edinburg, TX:
My daughter and I saw a green meteor at 9:04pm over our home in Edinburg, Texas.  It was traveling west to east.  Did not hear anything but the sudden flash of light is what caught our attention.
Did not see any fragments...Thanks,

Brian S. - Austin, TX:
While driving south on South Congress Avenue in Austin, TX, I saw a greenish meteor traveling from West to East around 9:00pm.  It was low in the sky.  I didn't see any breakup but I was concentrating on driving too:)

Conor T.-Roundrock, TX:
I was on the way home from driving my mother to Ikea, on I35 in Round rock, around 9:05, I thought I saw a plane, but it move way to fast across the sky, I believe I saw a supersonic cone in front of it at an obtuse angle, the light traveled from west to east, It burned a bit reddish at first then greenish about halfway through (Dopplar effect?) My mother saw it as well, but I told her I hadn't seen it and she needed to see a psychiatrist.
From The Chatbox:
Jun 30 2011, 12:33 AM Guest566 (guest)
My Fiance and I also spotted the Texas fireball on 6-29-11 around 9ish. The meteor lasted 5 or 6 seconds before breaking apart into several pieces.

Sorry, my location was Kingwood, Tx.

Jun 29 2011, 9:36 PM Barry Watson
Coming home tonight, we saw a very bright object in the southern sky. I first saw it at 9:05 pm, about 20-25 degrees above the horizon, almost straight south of Paige, TX and it headed at angle (about 10 degrees to the left of being straight down) towards the horizon and was gone from sight in a few seconds. It seemed to be two large pieces, very close to each other. It was very bright.
Jun 30 2011, 12:33 AM Guest566 (guest):
My Fiance and I also spotted the Texas fireball on 6-29-11 around 9ish. The meteor lasted 5 or 6 seconds before breaking apart into several pieces.
Sorry, my location was Kingwood, Tx.

Judy  N.-San Antonio, TX
Hi, I saw this meteor from my front porch in downtown San Antonio facing South. It was quite red and seemed to have a green tail. After about 6 seconds it fell out of my line of vision behind a neighboring house. I was so in awe of what I had seen that I thought I was crazy until a neighbor told me he had seen it too. I hope to hear more details about where/if any of it landed.
 

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