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18 October 2012

Breaking News- -CA Fireball Meteor 17OCT2012

California Fireball Meteor +19'42 PDT 17OCT2012 - Fragmentation and Sonics! Meteorites!
MBIQ indicates that a meteor was seen minutes ago over California on 17OCT2012 at 07'42 pm.  The meteor appears to be slow-moving sporatic fireball meteor and NOT related to the Orionids meteor shower.  The meteor fragmented with sonics and is a very good candidate for a meteorite producing event! Go find the meteorites!
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Sonics Reports for 17OCT2012 California Meteor Event at 07'42 pm PDT.
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Camera capture of  Belmont, California Fireball Meteor 17OCT2012
07:44:44 PM PDT 10/17/2012Interactiveastronomy Skyeye Camera
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Looping video taken by Wes Jones of Belmont, CA. 07:44:44 PM PDT 10/17/2012
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San Jose meteor 10-17-2012

Published on 17 Oct 2012 by Erik Kovacs 240 views
Raw footage of meteor breaking up over San Jose captured by our security camera from the Lick Observatory. Starts at 00:42.


San Jose meteor 10-17-2012

Published on 17 Oct 2012 by Erik Kovacs 309 views
Raw footage of meteor breaking up over San Jose captured by our security camera from the Lick Observatory. (Camera is a little out of focus)
Round structure to the left is the 40 inch Nickel refracting telescope dome.
Lights in the background are from the San Jose cityscape.

caught meteor on my dash cam 10-17-12
Published on 17 Oct 2012 by hey8you 205 views
caught meteor on my dash cam 10-17-12

CHP and local police radio traffic about a San Francisco Bay Area meteor, 10/17/2012

Published on 18 Oct 2012 by jland138 12 views
CHP and local San Mateo County police radio traffic about a meteor in the San Francisco Bay Area meteor on October 17, 2012.

Meteor Fireball Streaks Over Northern n CaliforniaSkies!

Published on 18 Oct 2012 by SavageNationLiberty 29 views
A large bright object seen in the night sky all over the Bay Area had everyone talking. Latest details on the object in the sky and our upcoming meteor shower with Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri.

Meteor Shower Lights Up Bay Area Skies
Published on 17 Oct 2012 by NewsPoliticsNow2 148 views
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A meteor shower spawned by history's most famous comet lit up skies above the Bay Area on Wednesday night...  Sorry NOT part of any current meteor shower and certainly larger than a marble;  this station did get the story right!------------------------------------

Media Citing The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News

Meteors light up Northern California skies
ABC TV10 News
http://www.news10.net/rss/article/213712/2/Meteors-light-up-Northern-California-skies

SF GATE
Fireball Meteor in the Sky Above Claycordhttp://blog.sfgate.com/incontracosta/2012/10/17/fireball-meteor-in-the-sky-above-claycord/

Claycord News and Talk
Fireball Meteor in the Sky Above Claycordhttp://claycord.com/2012/10/17/fireball-meteor-in-the-sky-above-claycord/

Above Top Secret
'Fireball' spotted in East Bay sky from meteor showerhttp://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread891548/pg1
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Initial Sighting reports:

17OCT2012 Textor San Francisco 19:42:00 15 South to North Green to red to fire, breakup, then a boom about 25 seconds later brighter than the moon yes Almost straight north towards Marin

17OCT2012 Kim Carmel, CA 19:45:50 3 sec s-n white moon no no sound.. large in size

17OCT2012 Dina San Jose, CA USA 19:50:00 5-10 secs is what I saw Nw long flaming tail,blue and red, with a bright white ball like shape in front. very bright, tail was colored and looked like it was on fire, the front of the occurance was bright like the moon yes couldnt grab my camera in time

17OCT2012 peter hopper san jose, CA, usa 20:45:00 6 - 8  seconds From North to West Bright White whiter than the sun. As bright as the sun. But smaller. broke into two after 5 secs. Looked like it hit in Milpitas.. or silicon valley, east bay foothills.

17OCT2012 Chris Merced, Ca 19:50:00 10 sec Left to right, South to North White and then Green, no sound. I don't know what it was. white with a white tail fallign fast. Then end part was green, first par twas white. it appeared to split into 3 pcs. Same as if not brighter than moon. Thought it was a firework. But it was something distant. Yes, as it fell down and across the sky it fell into 3 pieces and vanishes out of view. Very shocked, I want to know if anyone else saw it as well. Thank you.

17OCT2012 Marisa Santa Rosa, CA, USA 19:45:00 30 sec Facing south going from sw to ne Bright white to red Bright as headlights Sparking off red towards the end Amazing!

17OCT2012 Charles San Jose, Ca., USA 19:55:00 5 sec until disappeared from line of sight s-n, left to right white&yellow/rushing sound followed by a bang about a min after sun yes no

17OCT20912 James Turk Scotts Valley, CA, USA 1946 PDT Approximately 4 seconds. Started near center of sky, and stopped at about 1/4 of sky away from northern horizon. Traveled south to north, or left to right from my vantage point. I was facing west. Fireball started out yellow, then flashed to a brilliant white before breaking into numerous smaller parts, each with their own yellowish fireball and trail. The main trail was greenish in color and extended behind the head for about 1/4 of the sky. I did not hear anything. Brighter than Venus, but not as bright as the sun. Yes. As the object traveled north, it broke into multiple smaller fragments. This was the biggest meteor I have ever seen, and I'm 63 years old.

10/17/2012 Marissa Jones Los Osos, Ca, USA 19:53:00 7 seconds S-N(left to right) Facing west White bright ball in front, neon green tail trailing behind Bright as the moon Tail fragmented at very end Beautiful and mysterious

17OCT2012 kelly and amy Santa Cruz CA 19:50:00 5 seconds West to East bright orange/red/white with green in the tail very bright, like fire works yes Looked up and saw what I thougt was a huge fire work in the sky, but it was traveling fast. Very bright, very big.

17OCT2012 Emily Waterford California 19:45:00 30 seconds West to north left to right Green yellow white blue Venus Yes No
17OCT2012 julia california 7:43pm PST >5 sec W; N-E bright yellow sun yes no

17OCT2012 Kristen Ferris Sunnyvale, CA, USA 19:45 PST 7 sec S-N Red, orange, gold, washed out yellow/no sound So bright it kept the bright mark retained when I look around for a long time No, just a very long streak/trail It was extremely large in every way. It looked like something from a end of the world disaster movie

17OCT2012 Joan C. Fresno, CA 1955 5 seconds SW to North Gold/yellow to bright green Moon Looked intact and just got smaller and disappeared I have never seen anything like it, amazing!

17OCT2012 Robert Ludan Carmel, California ISA 19:50 PST 5-10 seconds S-N Yellow/orang fireball moon Material dropping off tail Appeared to be very low altitude.

17OCT2012 Vanessa Novato, CA 19:46:00 10 sec Walking west on Wilson Avenue Bright white and yellow, no sound full moon bright absolutely and Thought it was a helicopter spotlight until I saw the fragments and heard no sound

17OCT2012 Charles San Jose, Ca., USA 19:55:00 5 sec until disappeared from line of sight s-n, left to right white&yellow/rushing sound followed by a bang about a min after sun yes no

UPDATE! All 300+ Sighting REPORTS can be seen here
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MBIQ Data:
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4 comments:

shell4art said...

I made a mistake with the date--It was the 17th not 16th.

Ruben Jaimes

Coachjenni said...

I seen it wow i didnt know what i was seeing but i know it was deep. But going off your post thats what i seen. Wow first time ever seeing one live.
I tripped on how it just vanished after it like exploded.

Suhas Shubhakaran said...

Hi,

Just imagine you looking at a clear night sky filled with bright stars and suddenly you see one of the stars moving at a very slow pace and does not leave any sort of light/dust trail behind but just continues to keep moving across the horizon.

17th night, on a friend (Deep's) birthday 4 of us lucky guys got to see a slow moving, very bright white light across the night sky near the Himalayan range at around 4 am. We were sitting by the River Parvati and enjoying the clear skies and fresh air and suddenly we see the magic happen.

We thought it could be a shooting star but it was too slow to be one. Then we thought it was a satellite, but it was too bright to be one. We then thought it could be a UFO, but aliens like to be around Mexico, America and Russia. So it had to be a Star, a slow moving star.
I call it SMS - Slow Moving Star, but am not sure if one exists.

Is there any expert/ knowledgeable person out there who could suggest what that could exactly be.

Suhas Shubhakaran said...

Hi,

Just imagine you looking at a clear night sky filled with bright stars and suddenly you see one of the stars moving at a very slow pace and does not leave any sort of light/dust trail behind but just continues to keep moving across the horizon.

17th night, on a friend (Deep's) birthday 4 of us lucky guys got to see a slow moving, very bright white light across the night sky near the Himalayan range at around 4 am. We were sitting by the River Parvati and enjoying the clear skies and fresh air and suddenly we see the magic happen.

We thought it could be a shooting star but it was too slow to be one. Then we thought it was a satellite, but it was too bright to be one. We then thought it could be a UFO, but aliens like to be around Mexico, America and Russia. So it had to be a Star, a slow moving star.
I call it SMS - Slow Moving Star, but am not sure if one exists.

Is there any expert/ knowledgeable person out there who could suggest what that could exactly be.