17 November 2011

Michigan / Illinois / Iowa Meteor 16NOV2011

Saint Joseph, Michigan Meteor ~5:55 pm 16NOV2011
5:55 pm saint joseph michigan - 11-16-11 I saw a fireball coming down that burnt up above my car traveling on Marquette Woods Road/M63.  I was going to pick up my son on Glenlord 5 miles away and he stated he also saw one going in the opposite direction of mine at the same time. -Becky  Thank you Becky!

M43 driving back from Kalamazoo to South Haven, Michigan  5:58 pm EST
My daughter and I were on M43 driving back from Kalamazoo to South Haven and saw the same thing. We couldn't believe how beautiful it was and how long it lasted (4-5 seconds) bright blue, green and yellow fire. Looked like it was headed straight in front of our car too. Thanks for posting so we could confirm our sighting. -DLT  Thank you DLT!

I-94 near mile marker 92 between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Michigan
I saw a fireball in the western sky in Southwest Michigan last night just before 6 pm eastern time. I was driving West on I-94 near mile marker 92 between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. The ball was quite bright and red like a flare and it faded fast. It looked like it was traveling down, but maybe West as well.-Marcie Thank you Marcie!

Schoolcraft, Michigan approx. 6pm EST 16Nov2011
I think I saw the fireball reported by Becky in Saint Joseph. My wife and I were sitting outside having a glass of wine (in the cold), and I saw a green fireball. It was to my west, and rather than travel across the sky from my perspective, it seemed to travel straight down. It must have been a bright one because the sky was still in sunset. It only lasted long enough for me to say “look, look, look” as fast as I could. -Craig Thank you Craig!

Dorchester, IA Green Meteor  5:05 pm CST 16NOV2011
My Down's Syndrome son and I were taking our daily evening walk at 5:00 pm. It was twilight so the sky was not dark but I could see one bright star looking East. I turned to check on my son and when I turned back I saw a bright sparkily green ball with a long multicolored tail that tappered to a point. It quickly disappeared at a 45 degree angle behind the trees on the bluff. It seemed very low and close. It was the size of a full moon. It lasted about 1-2 seconds. I thought "Did I just see that?" It's the first thing like this I have ever seen in my 64 yrs. I'm very happy I had this privalage. It was beautiful!!!! Wish I could have looked at it longer. -Carol P.  Thank you Carol!

Bradley, Illinois Meteor ~5:00 pm CST 16NOV2011
I was jogging outside in Bradley, Illinois on Wednesday (November 16th) at around 5 PM central time and saw a large meteor to the north of me. It was very brilliant, as it was visible through cloud cover. -Eric H. Thank you Eric!

Kouts, IN  Meteor ~5:00 pm CST 16NOV2011
I was in Kouts, IN finishing up duck hunting around 5 pm CDT and I looked into northwest sky and saw a greenish yellow glow streaking across the sky. I saw it for approximately 3 seconds before it burnt up. Never have I ever seen a meteor this size and with this much color. Josh Elder  
Thank you Josh!

Other reports?
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