11:40:00 PM

FIREBALL ALERT...Upcoming NEO (Near Earth Object) Close Passes Could Mean Increased Fireball Activity

Asteroid Date(UT) Miss Distance Mag. Size
2003 QC10 Sep 18 50 LD -- 1.2 km
2004 SV55 Sep 19 67.5 LD -- 1.2 km
2007 TD Sep 22 6.2 LD -- 58 m
2011 SO5 Sep 29 5.6 LD -- 35 m
2002 AG29 Oct 9 77.1 LD -- 1.0 km
2000 OJ8 Oct 13 49.8 LD -- 2.4 km
2009 TM8 Oct 17 0.9 LD -- 8 m
2011 FZ2 Nov 7 75.9 LD -- 1.6 km
2005 YU55 Nov 8 0.8 LD -- 175 m
1994 CK1 Nov 16 68.8 LD -- 1.5 km
1996 FG3 Nov 23 39.5 LD -- 1.1 km
2003 WM7 Dec 9 47.6 LD -- 1.5 km
1999 XP35 Dec 20 77.5 LD -- 1.0 km
2000 YA Dec 26 2.9 LD -- 80 m
Notes: LD = "Lunar Distance." 1 LD = 384,401 km, the distance between Earth and the Moon. 1 LD also equals 0.00256 AU. MAG is the visual magnitude of the asteroid on the date of closest approach.

ELPALLSKY Readers...Have cellphones, video cameras, still cameras at the ready a couple days prior to, and after the dates highlighted above. Data shows that these close NEO asteroid passes have produced spectacular fireball events around the world.
SANDIA SENTINEL FIREBALL NETWORK ALLSKY CAMERA OPERATORS...Please be sure your cameras and computers are running  during these NEO events. Your data could lead to a find!

11:03:00 PM

Breaking Meteor Fireball News...Connecticut, New Jersey Meteor Fireball Reported To ELPALLSKY 20SEP2011

Email To ELPALLSKY From:
Joe P.-Brick, NJ:
Just witnessed a large green fireball low in the eastern sky over the coast of central jersey shore at approximately 11:28 pm. Thurs sept. 20, 2011.  I am in brick nj  about 1 1/2 miles from the Atlantic coast and I was looking east about (105 degrees) toward the coast when I saw the bright  green fireball traveling across the sky for a few seconds. Anybody else see it?
Joe P     Thank you Joe!

Donna M.-Groton, CT:
On September 20,2011 at 11;30 pm I saw a really large shooting star or something that seemed to be fall from the sky, I actually put on my brakes because it seemed so close I waited for something to explode.  Sorry, don,t know the direction, it was right in front of me.  Donna     thanks for your report Donna!

Mary-Long Branch, NJ:
I witnessed a large green fireball descending in the Eastern sky off the coast of Long Branch, NJ at around 11:30 pm. It did not have a tail and disappeared during it's descent. What could this be?     it's known as a fireball...a brighter than normal meteor (shooting star). Thanks for your report Mary!
  
Additional Reports Needed For This Event!!!
***If you are searching for information about this fireball and/or 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.***

12:08:00 AM

F-I-T-S Inquiries- E-mail Confirm California Fireball Event 19SEP2011

Email From:
Vallerie B.- Orange County, CA ~8:00 P.M. PDT:
it looked irregularily shaped, like the head of an angled broom on fire coming down it seemed as it went north east or so
Vallerie B     thank you Vallerie!  More reports needed for confirmation...Other Witnesses?

Unknown Reporter-Downey, CA:
Hi, about 7:35 p.m. Downey ca, looked up saw a fire streak larger head with long tail, shoot across sky, north. Seemed to disintigrate, after 5 seconds. Very clear view, almost looked like a firework.     thanks!...whoever you are

Daniel C.-Upland, CA:
I saw a brilliant fireball last night around 8 PM in Upland. I was walking due east and the fireball arced downward from right to left about half way above the horizon at about 10 o'clock to my reckoning. It had a fiery head - I thought I saw flames - and a long tail. A passenger plane cruising northeast at about 30k feet passed by at the same time in the same quadrant of the sky. Beautiful sight.     thank you Daniel! I'm sure it was

Case F.-Norwalk, CA:
hello there, while walking my dogs somewhere in between 7-8pm, i caught the last couple seconds of a trail of fire in the sky. i was heading east and turned north when i saw the tail flicker out. the trail was shooting towards the north. it sounds like i had about the same view as daniel in upland :)  i thought it was fireworks until i noticed that the trail had a arc to it and it was moving too quickly. my first fireball/shooting star/meteor (?) sighting in california!
thanks for the website as i stumbled upon it looking for info on just what exactly i saw in the sky last night!     please bookmark my site, and thank you Case!

F.I.T.S.-Fireball Internet Traffic Sources Inquiries:
Long Beach, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for was there a meteor in ca on 9/19/2011.
23:13:05 -- 46 minutes ago

Long Beach, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for blue green light in the sky september 19 2011?.
22:17:05 -- 1 hour 42 mins ago

Los Angeles, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for comet shooting star 9/19.
21:26:03 -- 2 hours 34 mins ago

Covina, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for sept 19, 2011 bright star over so cal.
00:46:56 -- 21 seconds ago

***If you are searching for information about this fireball and/or 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.***