3:03:00 PM

Bright California Meteor Fireball 12JUL2011

Email From:
Kellie R.-Lindsay, CA:
Hi, I live in central california, the citrus belt of ca.  On tuesday july 12, 2011, my husband, myself and two children were returning home from spraying weeds at one of oyr ranches.  It was about 9:15 pm, I looked out of the window and saw this huge red fireball slowly falling, it was already in our airspace, I told my husand to look, my children did as well, we were all in awe as to what it was.  It was huge, definately way too large to be flare gun or firework gone bad, we continued t ok watch,i told my husband to stop so I could take picture, but by time we stopped it was just above tree line of orange tree at top.  It was huge and fell in a north easterly direction, so we got home about two mins later, my son and I went looking to see if it crashed somewhere.  Yes it was very close.  We are farming communities out here, about 15 mins later, isaw three planes flying around and a helicopter with its search lite towards the ground looking.  While driving around my son and I noticed people outside looking up, driving around.  You got to help us out here was it a meteor.  We still keep thinking about this event.  Kellie R.

Ray Ray-California:
me and my brther were walking down the street just a few minutes ago and saw a green streak of light fall to the grond     Ray Ray...Please send additional details of what you saw to wxtx01@gmail.com and thanks!

4:45:00 AM

UPDATE...Florida Meteor Fireball 12JUL2011 Captured By FL Tech Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera

From Dwayne Free-Florida Institute Of Technology, Melbourne, FL-Sandia Sentinel Fireball Network Camera

"I did find this fireball which is even East of Melbourne, and I am guessing around 200mi from Wesley Chapel, FL. This one is at 0456 UTC (01:56 a.m. EDT) on the 12th".
(Notation From ELPALLSKY...this data puts the event ~50mi North of Grand Bahama Island in The Atlantic Ocean)
image above and video below courtesy and (c) 2011 Florida Institute Of Technology, Melbourne Florida-Sandia Sentinel Fireball Network Camera
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12:37:00 AM

BREAKING METEOR FIREBALL NEWS.....Large D.C., New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Ontario Canada Meteor Fireball 12JUL2011

Reports Coming Into ELPALLSKY...Large Long Duration Fireball Seen From Ontario Canada To Washington D.C....~10:30 p.m. EDT 12JUL2011

If you have/know of video or pics of this event, please forward to ELPALLSKY so others may see this large, bright fireball...THANK YOU!  (a fireball e-mail template link is available top left of the ELPALLSKY home page. Please utilize for your convenience).

Email From:
Reeva A.-Ontario, Canada:
Hi, I witnessed a sighting on the night of july 12th, just after midnight (so technically the 13th I guess). I live in scarborough and I was walking home and for a split second saw this ball of green (looked like a firework) with a little red near its tail streak through the sky heading towards the east. I google searched randomly just to see if anyone else saw it and came across your site. I don't have much information, unfortunately, it literally just flew by in a second.



Adam L.-New York State:
I am located in Saratoga Springs, NY.  At around 11:30 or 11:45 PM I was outside and looked up and saw a fireball with a fairly long red tail streak across the sky from right to left.  It lasted only a second or two and then disappeared.

Cheryl D.-Upperco, MD:
Hi, We witnessed a bright meteor/fireball on July 12, 2011 at approximately 2200 EDT. It was first noticed in the NNE sky and descended towards the Eastern horizon. At about 30 degrees from the horizon, the object broke into 3 or more pieces and flared into a bright green object before burning out. The entire episode lasted about 5 seconds. Thanks!

Jill H.-NYC: 
I saw a meteor last night at approximately 10pm (between 9:51pm and 10:07pm, but I believe it was right at 10pm) in Manhattan, New York City, NY. I was laying in a lounge chair on my building's roofdeck in Manhattan (14th Street, 6th/7th Avenues), looking straight up at the sky (and on a mobile phone call which lasted 17 mins). My body was facing to the south of Manhattan, but I was lying flat on my back looking almost straight up (~90 degrees).  What was clearly a meteor/shooting star, flashed across the sky, slightly to the east of where I was looking straight up in the sky, but relatively high up in the sky (maybe about 20-30 degrees east of where I was looking??). I believe the meteor moved from above and streaked down towards the north-east direction (but it might have gone in the opposite direction, i.e., coming from the northeast).  I found your website report after Googling "meteor over new york july 2011".  Glad I'm not alone, and finally have confirmation of what I know I clearly saw!  It was fantastic.  A bright burst, then moving in a bright line before trailing out. The line/trail was not that long. It lasted for only one to two seconds at most (possibly less).  I believe the color was relatively white.  I exclaimed, "Oh, my G-d!" interrupting my phone call when I saw the meteor flash and streak across the sky. Would have missed it if I hadn't already been looking up. I asked the person on my phonecall to hold on, so that I could take a second to process what I had just seen. Hope these details help. I know I sound like an amateur! Please contact me directly if you want more info or if you have more info to share!  Best, Jill


Mike G.-Brooklyn, NY:
I was driving w/b on park ave @ kent ave in brooklyn N.Y. and just happened to look up to see a greenish color meteor going across the sky in sort of a n/e to s/w direction.The meteor seemed to break up into three pieces it was some what large I did not see any train and it just seemed to disapear after it broke up.  mikey g

Lee B.-Ontario, Canada:
Google searching for what I saw last night I came across this website. I figured I would send an email explaining what I saw. Roughly around 12:10 am July 13th I saw a bright blue flame streaking almost straight down but it was diagonal to the South, East. Amazing sight, this is the second one I have seen in my life. Last time was about 15 years ago.

Anthony W.-Washington DC:
I was looking N or NNE at the night sky in Montrose Park in Washington DC at around 10:30 pm and saw a round white object streak quickly down from left to right, and before it disappeared it appeared to break off into three separate objects. The initial object appeared less than a 10th the size of the moon, which was SSE in the sky. I assumed that it must have been not too far from earth, as it is was so bright in a sky where there was a thin cloud cover, and where I couldn't see any stars. The entire episode lasted less than two seconds.


Nancy O.-Barnegat Bay N.J.:
Looking northeast from Tuckerton... very bright, very long meteor - yellowish.

Zak F.-Washington D.C.:
i saw it tonight in friendship heights in washington dc on top of "deal hill" where the radio towers are.  there were a bunch of teenagers drinking on top of the hill but they all had their backs to it. i have never seen anything as large, as long, as colorful, in my life, or in the movies

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ADDITIONAL EYEWITNESS REPORTS NEEDED !!!
***If you are searching for information about this fireball and 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.***