22 February 2013

California Nevada Bolide Fireball Meteor 21FEB2013

California Nevada Bolide Fireball Meteor 21FEB2013
CA NV Fireball Meteor 21FEB2013
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Sandia National Laboratories Sentinel Allsky Camera
Riverside, CA  Sentinel Allsky Station

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Initial Meteor Sighting Reports:

21FEB2013 Brittney Mcconnell Pleasanton 22:30:00 between 5-10 sec United States Lime green with orange trail Sun white hot but lime green No just the flaming trail behind it. It wasnt heading straight down but angled about 30 degrees. Estimated landing in the Pleasanton/Sunol area

21FEB2013 Mark S. Dobkin Costa Mesa, CA USA Approx. 22:30 PST 2-3 seconds Facing West; E-W Bright white ball of fire, then broke up.  Was stationary in my car, did not hear any sound. As bright as moon, but not as large.  Considerably larger than Venus. Yes.  Fragmentation observed. Fairly large.  One of the largest I have seen.

2/21/2013 Chloe Michaels Thousand Oaks, CA, USA 10:30 pm PST 2-3 seconds - could only view from window NW White ball and streak of light, with tail Bright as moon No No
21FEB2013 Rejean Hebert Lydia Lake, Ontario, Canada 23:40  EST 3 sec S;S-W no same as moon no got it on my sky cam

21FEB2013 Kris Los Angeles, Cali 22:50:00 2/3/2013 N-W green Venus No im curious as to what that was

21FEB2013 Jasmine Brown los angeles, ca, U.S 2235 7 secs WEST Went from Orange to bright Blue heading straight down, couldn't har sound Bright Blue The piece itself looked as though it was off of something It went so fast, I was pulling out of the parallel driving spot to head for work, I turned and went the other way in case it hit the ground.  I've seen a few fly across but this was heading straight to the ground without disappearing in mid-air

21FEB2013 Nick Bishop Sacrament, California, United Stated Approx 2250 2 Seconds Was looking south in a vehicle. Meteor started at approx 165 degrees and moved nearly directly vertically downwards. Maybe 5 degrees of horizontal movement to the west. Green (Exact color of burning copper)  with orange/red debris trailing behind that rapidly (<1/4 second) burnt out Brighter then Sun less then moon, Yes. Very rapid movement, hard to judge size but it seemed to be quite small. Object totally disintegrated before reaching the horizon.

21FEB2013 Joe Fresno, CA  USA 22:31 PST 3 seconds. I was driving, traveling west.  I was looking forward, but something suddenly caught the corner of my eye out my driver's side window, which was facing outward south. The meteor appeared to be coming from the east/southeast, headed west/northwest. Fluorescent green, no noise. As bright as the moon. Didn't appear to be. Long tail. Very large object, equivalent to approximately 1/6 the size of the moon.

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1 comment:

Bob V said...

These sightings appear to fall into 2 separate time periods:
~22:30 PST
~22:50 PST
Could these be 2 different fireballs?
Only camera video captures will tell for sure.