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25 October 2011

MBIQ Indicates Large South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia Meteor Event 24OCT2011

MBIQ (Meteor Bot Internet Query) Bot Indicates  Large South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia Fireball Meteor Event 24OCT2011 with video

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Athens, Georgia ~7:22 PM 24OCT2011
I just saw a bright object (similar to a shooting star but much bigger and brighter) fly through the sky for about 3 seconds then disappear behind the trees. Similar to a post from Athens two days ago, the object was also going NE. -Ilaina B.  Thank you Ilaina!

Athens, Ga at approximately 7:25 pm.
Bright very fast moving meteor over Athens, Ga at approximately 7:25 pm. Very cool!

- Christy Norton  Thank you Christy!


Columbia, South Carolina FIREBALL IN SKY 19:15 Eastern 24OCT2011
Hey I am located in Northeast columbia/ Pontiac area in what is call The Summit, around 19:15 tonight what looked to be a fireball entered the sky to the southwest and burned out to the northeast and lasted about 4 to 5 seconds, It was fiery red in color and got the brightest 2 seconds in, I wish I could have got a picture or video but i have never seen anything like this and was awestruck let me know if you need any more info and keep me updated. -Adam Gilliland
Thank you Adam!


Clarkesville, GA Meteor ~7:20-7:30 PM
hi I spotted a fireball over north GA near clarkesville . i think it was the one reported to have landed in S.C. the road i was on faces in that direction. it caught our attention and lasted for around 6 to 10 seconds it also had pieces coming off as it came down. the color was a very bright white some of the pieces burned a pink to red color. the time was around 7:20 to 7:30 pm eastern time. -Christina P


Cruso, North Carolina, 19:20 (7:20 PM). Yellow in color
Viewed from Cruso, North Carolina, 19:20 (7:20 PM). Yellow in color, roughly 20 degrees above the SSE horizon. No sound. Fragments seen falling away from main body. Magnitude greater the Jupiter, less than Luna (sorry so vague). Went out for a cigarette and there it was! -Jay DeKingThank you Jay!


Midland, North Carolina at approximately 7:15 PM eastern time
In Midland North Carolina at approximately 7:15 PM eastern time I witnessed a fireball traveling from southwest and burned out to the southeast and lasted about 5 seconds.-Slokey1 Thank you!


Lexington, South Carolina 7:35PM 10-24-11
I was walking around my neighborhood with my friend, and we saw a light coming from behind us. We looked up, and a massive fireball was passing right over us! I could see pieces of it chip off and burn! It was amazing!-Cameron C  Thank you Cameron!


Edisto Beach, SC  Meteor ~7:20 PM 24OCT2011
Around 7:20pm Oct 24, 2011 I saw a bright orange ball slowly moving across the sky. It had a long orange tail with flecks of orange coming out from the tail all around it. I was on Edisto Beach, SC with my back to the Atlantic Ocean walking back to the main road and it was moving from the left to the right and then disappeared. It was oddly slow moving compared to ones I have seen before.
Thanks, -A. R.  Thank you Anna.!


Meteor in S,C,
Approximately 7:23 PM on October 24, 2011 - While parking my car at home, I witnessed an apparent meteor moving from SW to ENE. The object was significantly lower in the sky that most meteor sightings I've had. It was bright orange/red in color. Brightest object in the sky without question. Lasted close to 2 seconds from my sightline. -Kevin Thank you Kevin!

Watkinsville, Georgia
Tonight, around 7:20 PM, as we were leaving the Dairy Queen in Watkinsville, Georgia, we saw a bright object falling slowly from the northeast to the east. It lasted about 3 to 4 seconds. It was white for the most part, with a faint orange/red around the edges. It then started to go green as it fell behind the trees. It was gone by the time we cleared the trees on Highway 53. We were in an SUV so if it made any sound, I didn't hear it. It was as bright as maybe negative 2 magnitude or so. This is the second one I have spotted this year. I also saw the one back on May 29th of this year. -Ira Thank you Ira!


Charlotte, North Carolilna 28262 Meteor ~7:30 p.m. Monday October 24
I was sitting on the porch last night and witness this huge red ball of fire with a short but broad white tail streaking across the sky. It was not quite dark and the sky was still light and cloudless. This thing was huge - bigger and closer than any other meteor that I have ever seen. And it actually seemed very low in the sky. I would say that it was going in a eastwardly direction - maybe east/northeast. It passed by very quickly maybe a matter of seconds. I ran out in the yard to see if I could still see it beyond the trees but by that time it was gone. Did anyone else report this and do you know what it was? I would like to hear back from somebody.
Thanks, Lynda C.  Thank you Lynda!


Charleston, SC
I saw a pretty cool fire ball last night around 7:15 EST. I live On James Island in Charleston,SC. It was moving from southwest to northeast and was about 20 degrees in elevation + or - 5 degrees. I saw it for about 4 seconds. It had pieces falling off and fizzing out and was at times red and/or yellow. One of the best I have seen. -Steve L  Thank you Steve!


Clemson, SC
Saw a very large, slower moving object travel across the southern sky. From Clemson, SC it appeared at an elevation of ~45 degrees and traveled west to east. This object was the only object visible against a darkening sky. It glowed bright yellow. Three smaller pieces broke off of the main object and trailed it until it dropped below the treeline. This is the brightest meteor I've ever seen! My son and I were outside with his Cub Scout group when the meteor passed over. 
-Samuel Gray  Thank you Samuel!

Waynesboro, GA (30 miles S of Augusta) at approx. 7:25
I saw a very large bright object going ENE in the N sky around 50 degrees above the horizon. I assume it was a meteor--it seemed low, but not moving as fast as some meteors I have seen. It lasted several seconds; I saw it from the position of 11 o'clock to 2 o'clock. Four of us were in the yard; it caught my eye and disappeared behind the trees. The brightest and longest-lasting one I have ever seen. Thanks to all who have validated what we saw by posting. -Tim M  Thanks Tim!


Charlotte NC: 7:15 pm EST:10/24/2011
Looking towards the south west horizon at 7:15 pm 10/24/2011 a very large and bright fireball that was comet looking with a long tail coming from the North and traveling Southeast. It was the brightest event I have ever seen and it was also the lowest fireball I have seen. It looked to be on fire and at normal airplane height. It was traveling very slow and burning bright. It lasted so long that I told my wife to look at that and she turned around and saw the whole thing. I’d say about 5 seconds. -John P  Thank you John!


Charleston, SC -  24OCT2011 - 7:21 p.m.
Started in the NW part of the sky, very bright with grayish tail, heading eastward. 30 degrees above horizon, lasted 3-4 seconds, much brighter than any planet, not as bright as the moon, brighter than approach lights from aircraft. Color was white leading fireball with grayish tail.- Jamie J. Thank you Jamie!

Elko, GA Time Here:7:20 Date Here10/24/11
My wife and I saw the same meteor as posted by others in Georgia for October 24, 2011; bright object entered atmosphere headed easterly at approximately 35 degrees above the horizon. We visually saw it for about 3 seconds; I could still see it traveling through tree limbs as it moved to the east finally losing sight of it because of the trees. At first we suspected a satellite then we read the German satellite had entered Sunday. Moving much slower than a shooting star, it was a bright ball, seen just after the sun set but still had a blue sky. Thanks, Mike.  Thanks Mike!


Fort Mill, SC.
Saw very bright light last night around 7:30 as my wife and I were walking, in Fort Mill, SC
She saw it first and said “Look at that airplane … or is that a shooting star.”
I looked up and saw it and said “that’s exactly what it is”, as the light extinguished.
Traveling from west to east across the southern sky, last for about 4 or 5 secs, very bright light with long tail, moving very fast, and appeared to be just beyond the overhead trees. Really neat –
Charles Sides  Thank you Charles!


Suwanee, GA
I was at my horse farm with my daughters and some friends, located on Old Atlanta Road, Suwanee, GA 30024.  We were petting the horses talking and my friend looks over me and screams what is that!!?? we all saw it!  Looking east * projector line of view would be north of the north Carolina and South Carolina border* we saw a very bright light coming towards or away from us and headed down to earth to a fade.. Lasted about 5 seconds.. Very bright greenish with somewhat of a trial... Gorgeous we were all amazed! :) -Helen  Thank you Helen!


BURNSVILLE, NC
Observed a spectacular fireball as I was leaving my deerstand around 720 PM EDT 24OCT2011
Much brighter than any other object in the sky. Travelled roughly SE for 3-4 seconds fairly low in the sky and began to break apart before disappearing. Bright white in color.
Much larger and closer than any shooting star I've ever seen. -David N. Thank you David!


Greenville, SC
We were setting on our patio and saw large fireball/meteor shoot over from West to East.
Biggest one either of us has ever seen. What a sight! It was low and big and looked like it would make it to the ground eventually.-Terry Mcglone  Thank you  Terry!


MBIQ Data:
Aiken, South Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for meteor+falling+2011.
08:33:49 -- 17 minutes ago


Hollywood, South Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: April 2011" by searching for just saw a meteor ball in sky in sc 2011.
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Charlotte, North Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for fireball+in+the+sky+october+24+2011.
08:35:55 -- 20 minutes ago


Concord, North Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for meteor october 24 2011.
08:36:22 -- 20 minutes ago


Matthews, North Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for meteor over midland nc.
08:37:18 -- 19 minutes ago


Simpsonville, South Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for fireball in greenville sc 10-24-11.
08:38:02 -- 18 minutes ago


Greer, South Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for ball of fire in sky 2011.
08:38:48 -- 18 minutes ago


Landrum, South Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: 美国 隕石 Breaking News--- Major SE USA Meteor Seen SEVEN States 29APR2011" by searching for fireball over sc.
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Lexington, South Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for meteor over lexington south carolina october 24 2011.
08:41:17 -- 16 minutes ago


Columbus, North Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for fire in the sky oct 24 2011.
08:41:17 -- 16 minutes ago


Edgemoor, South Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: East Coast USA Meteor Sightings 2NOV2010 from Readers JUST IN!!! 3NOV2010" by searching for shooting star sighting.
08:41:42 -- 16 minutes ago


Simpsonville, South Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for comet+flying+over+the+usa+october.
08:42:47 -- 15 minutes ago


Evans, Georgia arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for falling star in ga.
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Williamston, South Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: 美国 隕石 Breaking News--- Major SE USA Meteor Seen SEVEN States 29APR2011" by searching for asteroid over south carolina.
08:44:45 -- 13 minutes ago


Hendersonville, North Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for fire in the sky october 24 2011.
08:46:02 -- 12 minutes ago


Waxhaw, North Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for asteroid october 24 2011 at 7 pm.
09:04:09 -- 1 minute ago


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