14 November 2011

Illinois / Wisconsin Lime Green Meteor Fireball 13NOV2011

Morris, IL Lime Green Meteor Fireball ~9:50 PM CST 13NOV2011
I noticed a lime green ball of light with a thick tail in the sky around 9:50pm central time on November 13, 2011. I was in Morris, IL on airport road, heading east. The fireball was heading west to east in a diagonal direction. The light was extremely bright and the falling object was rather large. The light lasted for 2-5 seconds. The tail disappeared in a sparkling type fashion. It didn't appear to look like regular "shooting stars". It was pretty incredible to see. No noises were heard and it didn't seem to appear in a flash. It was about 50km in the sky and dropped to apr 30km.
Thanks, Meaghan from Morris, IL  Thank you Meaghan!

Wheaton, Illinois Meteor 9:52 pm 13NOV2011
On 11/13/11 9:52 pm CST in southern Wheaton, Illinois - a white ball of light heading in a eastern, slightly southern, direction; lasted approx. 2 secs from my view through my glass balcony door. No sound or flash noticed.-Krista  Thank you Krista!

Milwaukee, WI Meteor ~9:30 13NOV2011
I live in Milwaukee, WI and last night at approx 9:30 PM my sister and I witnessed what appeared to be a meteor traveling in a southeastern direction toward Chicago. We didn't spot it until it was about 20-30 degrees above the horizon, it was extremely bright, with a yellow-greenish color and a very long trail behind it. I would say it lasted about 4-5 seconds before disappearing over the horizon, it did appear as though some pieces broke off just as it got above the horizon. Incredible sight!-Matt Fridley  Thank you Matt!

Milwaukee, WI
I also saw the meteor reported by two observers in IL. I'm in Milwaukee. It was the brightest thing in the SE sky, fell about 2 seconds, mostly down, slightly to the east, at 9:52 p.m. I did not detect, as previous poster did, a lime green color. Just very bright, with a thick tail. No sound. This is the second biggest I've ever seen (biggest during the Perseid shower in summer 2009).
Peggy  Thank you Peggy!

Chicago, Illinois
Hello, I also saw a very large, very bright meteor southeast of Chicago heading northeast from a southwestern direction. I was located near 1-57 and 119th St in Chicago. The light was larger than the airplane's headlight that it barely missed. The time was a little before 10pm (a few minutes before the nightly testing of the air sirens). The meteor was the brightest I have ever seen, the largest by far (like I said, at least three times as large as the approaching airplane headlight that was about 10 miles from landing at midway airport), and had a very long tail that ended with a firework like finish (sparkly). It lasted for a relatively long time as well (about 3 seconds). It was pretty amazing, but so close that I looked for a while to make sure it did not hit any approaching aircraft since the timing (the ten o'clock bank) and proximity to the approaching air route made that a possibility. The next approaching plane I saw had banked to the east, possibly to avoid it if the pilot saw it coming. Again, this was a very spectacular and large meteor. It seemed to be more than simply a 'falling star' though I did make a mighty wish!!-Candyla B  Thank you Candyla!

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Read a few posts about this object so thought I would share what I saw last night:
I am in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and saw a large glowing object descending eastward, at approximately 9:50 pm, lasting for about 3 - 5 seconds. This ball of light appeared bluish in color from my perspective, with a whitish glow around it, then dissapeared. This object did not streak in a similar manner as meteors I have seen in the past. It was unusual as it was much bigger and brighter. Amazing sight! ~lisa  Thank you Lisa!

Other reports?
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