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12 April 2012

Breaking Meteor News- MBIQ Detects Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa Green Meteor Fireball 11APR2012

MBIQ Detects Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa ~8:25 pm Central Green Meteor Fireball 11APR2012
Meteor Bot Internet Query Bot has detected a large green Meteor Fireball that just occurred tonight over Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.  More details as we receive sighting reports from our readers; thank you. OVER 200 Reports (see link below)!
Thank you ALL!
 Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa 
Green Meteor Fireball  ~8:25 pm CDT 11APR2012 (first 25 reports)   
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(c) 2012 LunarMeteorite*Hunter / Google
Mineral Point, Wisconsin  Sandia Sentinal Fireball Network capture of the 11APR2012  Meteor Fireball


Published on 11 Apr 2012 by AOSSRooftopCameras 311 views
meteor spotted above Madison, WI on evening of April 11, 2012. Meteor enters picture at about 20:21:24. AOSS West Rooftop Camera Videos provided courtesy of SSEC and the AOS Department, UW-Madison More info and real-time videos: http://metobs.ssec.wisc.edu/aoss/cameras/


Please check your security camera videos for a capture; anyone with a photo or art work of the event please email me; drtanuki@gmail.com
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Initial Sighting Reports from Readers:
11APR2012 Sheeri Grafton, WI USA +/- 20:30 cst 5-10 seconds West, left to right no sound in car (radio on) yellow w/red middle, white-ish green tail between venus and moon brightness ?? glittering sparkly tail like a 4th of july sparler i have seen msny shooting stars but NOTHING like this. It was incredible!

11APR2012 Peter Kendall glencoe, illinpis, usa 20:20 p.m. 5 seconds left to right, i was facing east. Fireball passed thru orion blue-green, white brighter than venus yes no

11APR2012 John North Chicago 8:25:00 12sec nw green/blue very bright unknow It only lasted about 12sec but it was a sight to see truly amazing
11APR2012 Luke Wisconsin 2031 central time 10 seconds sw to se green trail, brilliant long burning tail- pop at the end moon at least- lit up the sky like a plane landing yes on the tail na

11APR2012 Tom Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA 2025 8 seconds North White Ball with long yellow & Red tail Same as moon None None
11APRIL2012 IndianaJohn Westville Indiana USA USA CST 8:25 pm 2 sec. N-W  I am facing W Emrald green Much brighter than Venus no Faint or little trail

11APR2012 Marty H Westfield, WI, USA 2020 US Central time 3 seconds S to SW orange to blue to white about 3x Venus no none
11APR2012 Randy s Crystal lake, Illinois USA 8:20 central 3 seconds S-N White Brighter than venus No Brightest i have ever seen

11APR2012 Kenny ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, il 20:20 CDT 2-3 sec sse - nnw left to right facing west white/no sound very bright like fireworks 2 fragments close together none

11APR2012 Ileen Northbrook, IL 20:35:00 5 seconds South to North Red and white 10X brighter than venus No Short tail

11APR2012 Marci Northbrook, IL USA 20:23:00 5-8 seconds Left to right facing North red/orange looked like a fire ball ball-like thought I was seeing things, so I blinked quickly and it was still falling. I stood by the window to see if I could hear anything. But it just disappeared out of eye sight.

Over 200 Reports!
For ALL of the meteor sighting reports see:
Thank you for your reports!

News media covering this story and mentioning           The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News:

Reports Abound of Meteor in Night Sky
NBC Chicago CH5
Similar reports have poured into enthusiast websites like Lunar Meteorite Hunters and The Latest Worldwide Meteor with sightings reported as far west as Des Moines and as far east as eastern Ohio.

Meteor or not?
Chicago Tribune
The National Weather Service office in Romeoville received calls about the meteor streaking across the sky, and while they could confirm that the night sky was exceptionally cool, clear and free of particulate matter, they staff could not attest to an ...

Yes, that fireball you saw last night was a meteor
Chicago Daily Herald
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120412/news/704129864/

Meteor sightings reported in Iowa and IllinoisWQAD TV8 Quad Cities
http://wqad.com/2012/04/12/meteor-sighting-reported-in-iowa-and-illinois/

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MBIQ Data Set:
Evanston, Illinois arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for shooting star april 11 2012.
10:23:18 -- 8 minutes ago

Wheaton, Illinois arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for shooting star sighting.
10:25:20 -- 6 minutes ago

United States arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for shooting star aurora illinois april 11.
10:25:42 -- 6 minutes ago

Hartford, Wisconsin arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for 2012 falling green flare april 11.
10:26:16 -- 6 minutes ago

Naperville, Illinois arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for large fireball sky.
10:28:57 -- 3 minutes ago

Kalamazoo, Michigan arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for meteor 4/11/12.
10:29:39 -- 3 minutes ago

Oswego, Illinois arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Illinois / Wisconsin Lime Green Meteor Fireball 13NOV2011" by searching for bright green shooting star.
10:29:39 -- 3 minutes ago

La Farge, Wisconsin arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for huge shooting star in wisconsin april 11 2012.
10:29:51 -- 3 minutes ago

Garden City, Michigan arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for april 11 2012 shooting star.
10:31:03 -- 3 minutes ago

Hampshire, Illinois arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Ontario, Canada / Mid West US Green Bolide Fireball Meteor Multiple Events? 9APR/10April2011" by searching for comet shooting star near burlington 4/11/11.
10:31:57 -- 2 minutes ago

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