South Africa Meteor 21:10 19AUG2011
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Hartbeespoort,North West Province,South Africa
Hi,would like to know,we noticed a bright line in the skyline and went down at the back of the mountain from where we live,and a short moment there after saw the skyline lit up,similar to that of lighting in the distance.would be interested on your opinion on this,as it is the first time ever seeing the skyline lit up after seeing a falling metiorite.
Kind regards, Coenraad Smit -We live in Hartbeespoort,North West Province,South Africa,and from where we live we saw it towards our northern side!
Thank you Coenraad!
Rivonia, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
At 21h04 on Friday evening 19 August 2011, I saw a bright fireball (red and green) flying from east to west but falling towards west. I was facing north. Then I googled similar sightings today and saw Coenraad from Hartebeestpoort, North West that saw the same thing a few minutes later. Hartbebeestpoort is to our west. Please advise if I saw the same thing. It lokked like a fireball that was going to crash into ground, but just suddenly disappeared.
Gauteng, South Africa
Hi, just saw a post on your website regarding a falling "fireball" in the sky in Gauteng, South Africa. We were on our way home last night when we noticed, what seemed to be a meteor in the sky at around 21:00. We thought we were going crazy, turns out we weren't the only one's:-)
Gauteng, South Africa Meteor Sighting South Africa
On Friday evening 19 August 2011 travelling by car on the N3 from Durban to JohannesburgN we sighted a meteor just before Heidelberg in the Gauteng province.
It was around 21.10 and was a sight to behold! It lasted for between 6 and 8 seconds, a ball of fire with a long tail, travelling from East to West!
Never before have we been so privileged to see such a sight and we feel truly blessed!
We weren't quite sure what exactly this was and decided to google meteor, comet and the date.
Johan and Chrystelle Grove
Gauteng, South Africa
Swartwater, South Africa Meteor ~20:00 19/08/2011
Last night we were sitting outside when the whole sky lit up and a bright blue fireball streaked across the sky in a roughly northward direction. It then turned bright pinkish white and disappeared in a flash of white light. It was so bright people inside the house thought we were shining the car’s lights into the house. It must have been observed across a wide area, but I cannot find any reference to a sighting on Google. there was an aircraft on its way to Johannesburg International Airport which crossed the sky pretty soon afterwards and the pilots must have seen it as well. Please let me know whether somebody else also saw it.
Regards, Gerlof Eloff
Groblersbrug border post Meteor Sighting- South Africa
My name is Tshepo i just saw it. Near the Groblersbrug border post. In
the Tom Burke area.Lephalale. Tshepo Mofokeng
METEOR FALLING IN RUSTENBURG 19 AUGUST 2011
Hi on the night of 19 August 2011 at 21:12 we sighted a meteor falling in the Rustenburg,South Arica region.We were taking a drive from the Waterfall Mall to Rustenburg CBD when this happened.
It lasted about 2 - 5 seconds maybe abit longer. It was very bright and had a long tail.looking as if lightning was
behind it. It was very big.if i had from my distence had to put a coin size on it it was about a 5 sents in size,arm length from my face.
As i said, it had a long bright tail orange to bright white front,when it came down very fast. It changed colour the closer it came to earth to a bright red to bright orange.this happened within 2 - 3 seconds then it exploded.we saw it explode into smaller pieces.
The explosion was very bright.and then it was gone.It was coming from a north east direction moving north.It seemed so close that it must have fallen somewhere between Rustenburg Prison service outside of Rustenburg and Northam. We live in Rustenburg,Noth West Province,South Africa,Thank you, Sadiya
Meteor / Fireball sighting Broederstroom / Hartbeesport, North West Province, South Africa
Last night we were sitting having a chat when my sister and my son suddenly shot up out of their chairs and shouted, “What the hell is that”. They spotted a big black ball with a huge fire trail tailing behind it. It was travelling extremely fast. It landed behind the mountain in front of our house. When it landed the area behind the mountain lit up almost as if there was lighting. We are wondering where it landed and what the impact area may look like. Was it picked up by South African meteorologists or the SA Weather Station. All we can say is wow. I have included a map of our location (attached, we live at area marked in blue, object landed in area marked with red). Yours Faithfully, Mary-Anne Burger Thank you Mary-Anne!
Bobonong Village, Bobirwa District, Botswana
On friday around 2130 hours in the Bobirwa district, in a village called Bobonong in Botswana whilst chatting with a friend outside her house by my car in a ward called Rasetimela, we suddenly got covered by daylight for a period lasting 3 to 4 seconds. Up in the sky there was a green and red fireball travellin south with a long bright tail. About 10 seconds later there we heard a distant bang that sounded like something hitting hard on the ground. When i left to a near by hang out, the exact sighting was confirmed by two of my friends who happened to be observe the same thing. It was the most beautiful thing i have ever seen experiencing night time turning into daylight for a few seconds with an amazing fllash of light crossing the sky. -Resegofetse Tapiwa Majelantle
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