10:14:00 PM

Bright Southeast AZ Meteor Fireball Captured By 5 All Sky Cameras 28FEB2011...

Allsky Camera images from near Tucson AZ,  2 near Sierra Vista AZ, Albuquerque NM, El Paso TX and Hermosillo MX posted below. Event time: 07:01:08 UTC (00:01:08 MST) 28FEB2011...Occured over SE AZ

***ELPALLSKY Readers...If you witnessed this event please e-mail me at wxtx01@gmail.com or chat about it in the Chat Window. Thank you!***
 
From ELPALLSKY-El Paso TX

From Robert Crawford-East Tucson AZ

From Doug Snyder
Palominas Starhaven Observatory
MPC925 Near Sierra Vista AZ

From Sandia Nat'l Labs-Albuquerque NM

From Dr. S. Aguirre-Hermosillo Sonora-Mexico


1:43:00 AM

California Green Meteor Fireball Reported 28FEB2011...

Email From MG Pasadena, CA:
I was in my back garden letting the dogs out walking north on my way back to the house. It was 10:23 PM PST. I saw a bright object falling in the northwest sky. I'd say it was about 320 or 325 degrees, so a bit more to the north than west. I first saw it appear at approx 65 or 70 degrees above the horizon, going almost straight down except a little to the left from my standpoint and disappear 20 to 30 degrees above the horizon. It was less bright than the other one I reported last Tuesday/Wednesday. But I think it just looked a bit smaller. It was traveling faster, more like shooting stars I've seen in the fast but it was brighter than those plus had a green glow though not as much as the one I saw last week. My zip is (code on file) . If you need my exact coordinates or you have any questions, pls let me know. 
Thank You MG... Great Report!

12:32:00 AM

Bright Meteor Fireball West Of El Paso Texas 28FEB2011...

ELPALLSKY Camera Captures Fireball West Of El Paso Tx 07:01:06 UTC (00:01:06 MST) 28FEB2011...

This was a short duration event approx. 1.75sec and an approx. magnitude of -7.5 but was close to the horizon WNW of El Paso. Readers in Southwestern NM and Southeast AZ...If you saw this event, please post a description at wxtx01@gmail.com or in the chat box on my site. Thank you!

10:21:00 PM

GREEN FIREBALL ALERT ISSUED By Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News, Tokyo 25FEB2011

Breaking News Alert- Green Fireballs and Bolides - 25FEB2011- 26FEB2011 - 27FEB2011

NEOs- Continued Elevated Green Fireball Activity Worldwide Projected for 25FEB2011 - 27FEB2011
Have your cameras ready for a capture!
Known NEO asteroids will pass safely but their debris and unknowns are likely to produce Green Fireball and Bolides this Fri, Sat, Sun. Get out and watch! 
 Please get the word out and post a link of this site in Facebook, Twitter, Forums, News Stories, etc. Thanks!
- LunarMeteorite*Hunter Tokyo, Japan.


AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers

NEOs Scheduled Passes 

Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
Miss
Distance
(AU)
Miss
Distance
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter*
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)

(2011 AG5) 2011-Feb-260.095637.2110 m - 250 m21.97.51
(2011 DQ) 2011-Feb-260.02489.715 m - 33 m26.35.72
(2004 EK1) 2011-Feb-260.055521.6110 m - 250 m21.97.45
(2006 KV89) 2011-Feb-270.163963.8150 m - 350 m21.26.67
(2009 PQ1) 2011-Feb-270.120546.983 m - 190 m22.517.40
(2009 FY4) 2011-Feb-280.065925.7160 m - 370 m21.015.17
(c)2011 NASA/JPL http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

10:01:00 PM

Large Green Fireball Columbia And Charleston SC 24FEB2011...

Large Green South Carolina Fireball Stops Traffic Between Columbia And Charleston 24FEB2011
Feb 25 2011, 4:54 PM Guest735 (guest): large green fireball went across the sky around 9:30pm EST(Feb 24). We were driving south on I-26 between Columbia SC and Charleston SC. Teal green in color, very large going from left (east) to right (west). Heavy traffic, cars started hitting brakes. Lots of people in other cars travelling the sme route were talking about it at the hotel in N Chas. this morning

9:54:00 PM

Huge Green Fireball Seen From Vancouver Island B.C. Canada 24FEB2011...

Eyewitness Reports...8:30pm PST 24FEB2011 Of A Large Green Fireball Over Vancouver B.C.
From The Chat Box...
Feb 25 2011, 2:12 PM Josh (guest): Last Night I saw a Massive Green meteor land some where over by Vancouver Island I live right by the Ocean at UBC in Vancouver, It was massive I have never seen one that big or color as big as my thumb nail in the sky, hope to hear more about it.
Feb 25 2011, 11:16 AM Guest598 (guest): I think I also saw the fireball , it seems to be the same time 8:30ish from west coast vancouver island, didnt hear any sound was in my truck, moving left to right, very impressive the best I have ever witnessed !!!
Email From KML7997:
googled green flash and got your website. I live in Tacoma WA. This morning I was driving to work at 6am and I saw a green object in the sky that almost looked like a shooting star but it was way to close and no other stars were in view. My friend was with me and she saw it to. It was flying downwards almost looking like it could have been fireworks but it was going downwards not up towards the sky. What was it?

1:50:00 AM

Large Green Fireball Southern TN-Northern AL Indicated by Inquiry 24FEB2011

Columbia, Tennessee arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Breaking Meteor News...Large, Bright, Green Fireball Over New Mexico, Arizona 08JAN2011 Captured By ELPALLSKY..." by searching for big green fireball falling from sky what is it.
Huntsville, Alabama arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for what lit up the sky in se huntsville tonight during the storm.
23:06:40 -- 2 hours 56 mins ago

***Readers In Southcentral Tennessee-Northern Alabama...If you witnessed a bright green meteor/fireball at between 9:00 and 9:30 PM CST on 24FEB2011 , please email wxtx01@gmail.com with details. Thank you!***

11:21:00 PM

Update To 23FEB2011 NE US, SE Canada Fireball...

***EVENT UPDATE***
Northeast U.S.- Southeast Canada Green Fireball 23FEB2011

From Dr. Bill Cooke-NASA MSFC Huntsville AL 24FEB2011...
After quite a bit of work, the Meteor Physics group at the University of Western Ontario did manage to find video of this event on 2 of their all-sky cameras (ones located at McMaster and Elginfield). It was at extreme range (~300 km) and very close to the horizon, making trajectory determination difficult, but they were able to establish the following:
Time: 2011 Feb 23 10:14:44 UT
Speed: ~30 km/s
Begin point: 41.9537 N, 78.1265 W, height = 84.328 km
End point:  41.9112 N, 76.6969 W, height = 49.339 km (this when UWO cameras cut off, meteor extended farther to the east, but was not visible)
No radar or infrasound signature was detected. Because of the high speed, it is highly doubtful if this event produced meteorites.
I am attaching a couple of maps showing the trajectory and a video from the McMaster camera.
Hope this is of help.
Regards, Bill Cooke NASA Meteoroid Environment Office

Note: fireball can be seen in lower left quadrant near structure
map courtesy NASA MSFC MEO-click on image to enlarge
map courtesy NASA MSFC MEO-click on image to enlarge

10:57:00 PM

California Meteor Fireball NW Of Los Angeles Reported To ELPALLSKY 23FEB2011...

***California Readers Especially LA Vicinity, If you saw this event please email details wxtx01@gmail.com Please include where you were, which direction you were facing and object's direction of movement (left to right etc. is OK) Thank you for your time!!***


From The Chat Box:
Feb 24 2011, 9:23 AM Guest28 (guest): On Feb 23 2011 at about 8:15 PM both my wife and I witnessed a large circular ball of white light going due south in Thousand Oaks, CA
Feb 23 2011, 10:49 PM Guest514 (guest): At about 8:12 PM I saw a fireball in the sky northwest of LA. The meteroite appeard fo be white iwth yellow and red with a tail. It moved from the North to the south. Has anyone else reported this sighting (yes, see below)
Feb 23 2011, 11:53 PM I-110Sepulveda (guest): At approximately 8:11pm on 2/23/2011 Los Angeles, CA southbound I-110 and Sepulveda exit, west of freeway, I saw a white fireball descend from the sky.

Feb 23 2011, 11:59 PM
I-110Sepulveda (guest): Correction, I-110 and El Segundo exit.
Thank you guest 514 and Sepulveda for your reports! Checking and will update as necessary.
UPDATE !! Inquiries Coming In To ELPALLSKY...
Thousand Oaks, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Feb 23, 2011" by searching for california meteorite 2/23/2011.
Hesperia, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Feb 23, 2011" by searching for meteor california 2/23/2011.
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21:45:55 -- 2 hours 1 min ago
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21:35:41 -- 2 hours 16 mins ago
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20:43:19 -- 3 hours 12 mins ago
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23:50:14 -- 8 minutes ago

Via Email:
Reanna In Winchester, CA...I saw this awesome teal/blue light when I was facing southwest in winchester/french valley CA. The size was larger & color/brightness was more intense than ANY other sky activity I've seen. it went from left To right in an arched downward pattern.  What I Saw lasted 3 seconds & traveled  through what I'd consider lowEr 45-35% of sky circumference. Please contact if further details/ explanation is needed.
Reanna N R
From Kenneth In Thousand Oaks, CA...We were going South on Dover Avenue in Thousand Oaks, CA at around 8:15PM on 2/23/2011. The object dropped straight down as we faced due south. It appeared to be about as big around as a pencil eraser on our windshield, and was fairly bright, bigger and brighter than Venus. It fell behind trees rather quickly from our vantage point.

9:31:00 AM

Breaking News...Meteor Fireball Bolide Widely Seen Across Northeast, New England U.S. and SE Canada

Numerous Reports Of An Early AM Bolide Michigan, Vermont, NY, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ontario 23FEB2011
Videos or Pictures Of This Event Please Email To
wxtx01@gmail.com
West Chester, Pennsylvania arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: GLOBAL GREEN FIREBALL ALERT Issued By "Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News", Tokyo Japan" by searching for green meteor february 23.
09:14:06 -- 11 minutes ago
Feb 23 2011, 5:39 AM Guest686 (guest): From Landenberg, PA: During my 5:15am commute this morning (2.23.2011) I think I saw a meteor very low in the sky. It went over the road I was driving (Rt 841 & School Hse Rd in Landenberg, PA). I lost sight of it, because of a hill and trees. I am very curious if anyone else saw it. It was almost unreal - it was a big blue illuminated ball headed for the ground at an angle. I can't get it out of my mind - what a wonderful way to start off the day!!
Email From jfugitt Michigan: 
Saw this this morning at 5:15 EST in the eastern sky, . It was so cool. Long, green and white, and very bright
Toronto, Ontario arrived from google.ca on "elp allsky" by searching for bright light smoke toronto february 22.
09:44:47 -- 14 minutes ago
Reading, Pennsylvania arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Breaking News...Meteor Fireball Bolide Widely Seen Across Northeast, New England U.S. and SE Canada" by searching for meteor 2/23/2011.
10:01:07 -- 23 minutes ago
From Anonymous: I saw this too. I was out walking my dogs...it was closer to midnight, a little past, actually. I'm in Tustin, and it appeared very very bright and very close to where I was. It was a bright, straight-downward-streaking flash that appeared to have a small piece break off (equally bright), and then it disappeared. It only lasted about a second, and to me it seemed like God was shooting a Roman candle at me. Fortunately, he missed.  We are glad he did! Thank you.
From Charlie In PA: WHILE WORKING IN READING,PA. 5:15 AM SAW LARGE GREEN METEOR IN NORTH EAST SKY. CHARLIE
From The Chat Box:
Feb 23 2011, 4:09 PM Guest316 (guest): Driving south on I-95 and saw this hugh green and orange fireball flying to earth around 515am

Feb 23 2011, 4:38 PM NewJersey (guest): Driving from home in Swedesboro NJ I saw a large green fireball with debris falling off from the back. The time was 5:15 AM

Feb 23 2011, 4:39 PM
NewJersey (guest): Also driving North
From The Chat Box...
Feb 24 2011, 5:25 AM Guest503 (guest): 5:14 A.M. on 02-23-11 in Palmyra, NJ facing the Northwestern sky when I witnessed a bright green meteorite with green tail moving from left to right.
 

9:00:00 AM

Meteor News...Bright Green Southern California Fireball Seen ~11:00pm PST 22FEB2011....

From MG In California...
I saw a bright flare-like thing in the sky tonight. I'm sorry I can't remember the time exactly but it was close to 11pm PST Feb 22 or possibly later (ie 12am PST). At the time I thought it was someone who'd shot some kind of flare although I thought that was odd. I was taking the garbage to the curb. When I turned to go back to the house is when I saw this. I was facing South in Pasadena on East Claremont St. It was slightly to the left but just 15 or 20 degrees left of what we consider South here.   It was flare or firework like. Falling. Not as swift, fast, smooth as a typical shooting star. Bright. Green on the light side. It appeared maybe about 15 to 25 degrees up and vanished in 1 second maybe just above the horizon. I doubt it was a flare. If I can figure out the time better as I think about it some more, I'll let u know.
Sent from my iPhone

8:34:00 AM

BREAKING NEWS...Major Colorado/South Dakota Green Meteor Fireball Reported By ELPALLSKY Readers 5:50 PM MST 22FEB2011

Video-Pics Needed Of This Event...Please e-mail to wxtx01@gmail.com Thank You !!
On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 9:53 PM, Joe Molen wrote:
I just received the Nasa link to this site today, Mar. 1, and started navigating through it and discovered mention of the sighting I had made on the way home from Taos, N.M. I was North bound on I25 just north of Pueblo, Co. and saw it to the NE heading somewhat eastward appearing in the top middle of my windshield and heading to the right and down in a manner where I would have thought it could have landed in eastern colorado or points further east, not being real familiar with predicting this kind of thing. It was green to greenish -blue fairly slow and breaking up a little before fading out. It was still twilight out as the sun had set maybe 10 mins. prior to seeing it. I was going to check radio stations or newspapers the next day, but the daily grind of having to work and dealing with the trivialities of life put it all out of mind; until the NASA e-mail notice of today. Thank you whoever put all this together as it was kind of exciting finding all this info regarding what I had seen.
Keep Looking Up!
Joe Molen
Feb 23 2011, 5:44 AM rangerman (guest): I was on the paragliding launch pad in North Boulder. I saw the whole event. The meteor came from the North West burning bright red/orange and broke into three pieces. It made a sizzle sound and seemed so close. I had the perfect view from the ridge above North Boulder anyone else see it?
E-mail From Greg:
I also saw the Green fireball. It looked like a firework. I live in S.E. Denver. I saw it around 5:50 pm MTS. It made it very cool because just 2 minutes earlier I was holding a meteorite from my collection.
E-mail From Dave M:
Right about 5:50 PM MST I was travelling east on Singing Hills Road in western Elbert County. I caught a glimpse of it as it essentially passed me and I looked over just in time to see it burn out. I was pretty low to the northern horizon which gave the impression that it was very close to me. I guess if it was NE of Longmont then it wasn't as close to me as it appeared. It appeared to break into 2 or 3 pieces before it flamed out. It definitely had a trail and appeared similar to those fireworks that are shot up that have a bright light followed by a trail of light. It was pretty cool but I wish I'd have seen it longer. From my vantage point, it flamed out to the Northeast of where I was. I was almost to Elbert County Rd 13 when I saw it to the north.
Hope this helps. Would be curious to know what is determined about this event. I called it in to 9 News. Thanks.
Dave
Feb 22 2011, 8:31 PM
Guest573 (guest): I too saw the meteor. I was driving east on Singing Hills almost to Elbert County Rd 13. Caught a glimpse of it to the north just before it burned out. Looked very close, but if it was Northeast of Longmont, it wasn't as close as it appeared. I too thought it was a firework, but then thought no, it couldn't have been. This was at about 5:50 PM and the object appeared to be going west to east. It appeared to break into at least 2, maybe 3 pieces just before it burned out 
From Anonymous:
Around 5:45 - 5:50 p.m. tuesday eve (2/22/2011) in Longmont, CO, I was looking Northeast and thought I was seeing a firework launched from across the street behind me - from west. It was green, and looked like a street light (with a tail). I didn't realize what I had seen until I was driving home and heard the radio DJ comment about listener's sightings. Very cool.
Feb 22 2011, 8:31 PM Guest573 (guest): I too saw the meteor. I was driving east on Singing Hills almost to Elbert County Rd 13. Caught a glimpse of it to the north just before it burned out. Looked very close, but if it was Northeast of Longmont, it wasn't as close as it appeared. I too thought it was a firework, but then thought no, it couldn't have been. This was at about 5:50 PM and the object appeared to be going west to east. It appeared to break into at least 2, maybe 3 pieces just before it burned out.and thought I was seeing a firework launched from across the street behind me - from west. It was green, and looked like a street light (with a tail). I didn't realize what I had seen until I was driving home and heard the radio DJ comment about listener's sightings. Very cool.
E-mail From Donna Z
Hello, I saw the green meteor in Black Forest, Colorado. I was heading east on Swan Rd at 5:50 p.m. Feb. 22, 2011, when the green beauty caught my eye to the north. It look extremely close as it appeared to head ENE just above the tree tops north of Swan Rd. I saw the black train which disappeared after the meteor apparently burned out at about 10 or 15 degrees (I am a civil engineer, but I am new at this degrees thing in the sky- so, at about a fist or so from the horizon). I actually drove off in that direction thinking I may find it laying in pit in a gravel road somewhere. I know distance in these events can be deceiving, but it appeared very close, the color very sharp and clear. No noise, no explosion. The green light simply went out.
Good luck and how exciting!
Donna Z
Guest775 (guest): Today at 5:50 MST, just west of Power's Blvd and Briargate Pkwy in Colorado Springs, CO I witnessed a bright green fireball to the East. At first I thought it might have been a plane due to the green coloration, however the shots of red and orange coming off sporadically lead me to believe this was a meteor
Feb 22 2011, 6:56 PM
Guest846 (guest): This evening Feb. 22, 2011,at 5:50 P.M. I saw a green meteor which appeared to be just above treeline North of Swan Rd in Black Forest heading ENE. A black trail of smoke was visible just before it burned out. Looked very close, though I realize distance can be deceiving. Quite a sight!
Inquiries To ELPALLSKY:
Hot Springs, South Dakota arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Feb 22, 2011" by searching for 2/22/2011 fireball.
18:06:37 -- 13 minutes ago
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18:05:43 -- 15 minutes ago
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18:30:14 -- 4 minutes ago
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18:34:13 -- 54 seconds ago
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18:41:41 -- 13 minutes ago
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18:42:08 -- 13 minutes ago


***Readers...IMPORTANT !! The Colorado inquiries are possibly of the same meteor/fireball as indicated by the South Dakota inquiry. If you saw this (these) event(s), please email me at wxtx01@gmail.com and please give as specific an observation time as possible so that we can determine whether there was one or two events. Thank you very much!***


VIDEO AND PICS??? PLEASE EMAIL TO wxtx01@gmail.com

11:08:00 PM

NASA Huntsville (MSFC) Releases Video OF Bright Fireball Bolide Over GA 20FEB2011...

From Bill Cooke of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville AL...Released 22FEB2011.
by ELPALLSKY 22FEB2011:
Bad weather kept most of NASA's ASGARD All Sky Camera Network from seeing this event...except one. The composite image and movie below are of that event from the All Sky Camera at Huntsville. No orbital data is available due to cloud cover. Event occurred at 06:15:41 AM CST 20FEB2011. For an eyewitness account of the event, go to
http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball2/public.php and look for event #233a.

(c) 2011 NASA MEO MSFC EV44

6:51:00 PM

Another Canada Meteor Fireball Possible 22FEB2011...

Inquiries To ELPALLSKY From Canada Indicate Possible Meteor Fireball 22FEB2011
Cambridge, Ontario arrived from google.ca on "elp allsky: Feb 22, 2011" by searching for february 22 2011 meteorite.
17:26:04 -- 1 hour 21 mins ago
Toronto, Ontario arrived on "elp allsky: Breaking News...IL OH MI Brilliant Green Meteor Fireball 17FEB2011 9:10 PM CST...Possibly Seen In Ontario Canada".
17:33:11 -- 1 hour 14 mins ago
Toronto, Ontario arrived from google.ca on "elp allsky: Another Canada Meteor Fireball Possible 22FEB2011..." by searching for meteor Kitchener feb 22 2011.
19:49:24 -- 22 minutes ago
Email From smokyogi, Toronto:
I saw two large what now seem to be meteors in the sky as i faced west in Toronto last night.  Two separate occasions only minutes apart. It must have been in between 1130 and 12 at night. The first one was so large and bright that i thought it was a helicopter and then is saw it moving directly downwards with a large plume following behind it  I then assumed that it was either a flare shot nearby or a helicopter going down in the distance. Out of concern i started to communicate what i saw when i saw another similar bright object in the sky just minutes later. At that point i assumed someone had shot a flare gun in the near distance. Incredible!
I tried to take a video but couldn't get the flash turned off in time to capture any useable image. hope that helps in some way

6:46:00 PM

North Texas Inquiry-Possible Daylight Meteor Fireball 22FEB2011

Possible Daylight Fireball Seen In North Texas As Per Inquiry 22FEB2011...
Garland, Texas arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for still light out saw a bright light fall from sky.
17:50:57 -- 46 minutes ago

9:58:00 AM

Meteor News...Bright Meteor Captured By OKC Sentinel Camera 22Feb2011...

Meteor Capture By Oklahoma City, OK Sentinel 04:26:49 am CST (10:26:49 UTC) 22FEB2011...
(c) 2011-James Beauchamp

9:49:00 AM

Meteor News...North Texas Fireball Captured by Sentinel All Sky Camera 21FEB2011

North Texas Fireball All Sky Camera Images And Witness Inquiry 21FEB2011...
04:07:20 UTC 10:07:20 pm CST

Keller, Texas arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Feb 21, 2011" by searching for meteor north texas february 21, 2011.
07:33:24 -- 1 hour 58 mins ago
Alecia K: Alecia, Meteorite, 2100 MST, 21 Feb 2011, Clovis, NM. I saw a really bright meteorite in the sky about North North East. It was so bright! You could see bright sparks coming off of it as it hit the Earth's atmosphere. I saw on your site that others saw it too. How amazing.
Richardson, Texas arrived from google.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for golden meteorite feb 22 2011.
23:27:35 -- 2 hours 51 mins ago

(c) 2011 Kevin Palivec

12:13:00 AM

CA Bay Area Meteor Fireball Inquiry 20FEB2011

Castro Valley, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Feb 20, 2011" by searching for green light in the sky feb 20 2011.
21:18:56 -- 2 hours 50 mins ago
Culver City, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for green flash in sky february 2011.
22:56:23 -- 1 hour 17 mins ago

11:14:00 PM

Pacific Northwest Meteor Fireball Indicated By Inquiry Traffic 20FEB2011...

Eugene, Oregon arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Meteor News...Early Geminid Meteor Over Northwest Mexico..." by searching for metorite fireball northwest .
22:24:14 -- 47 minutes ago
Beavercreek, Oregon arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Feb 22, 2011" by searching for meteorite 2 22 2011.
15:37:11 -- 3 hours 15 mins ago

11:11:00 PM

Meteor Fireball Ontario Canada Indicated by Internet Traffic 20FEB2011...

Ottawa, Ontario arrived from google.ca on "elp allsky: Bright Morning Light East Of Ontario Canada 20Feb2011 Likely Venus..." by searching for lights in the sky feb 20 2011 ontario.
22:03:03 -- 1 hour 6 mins ago

10:36:00 PM

Loud Booms Heard Green Fireball Seen In West TX Area 20FEB2011...

ELPALLSKY Recieves Inquiries Into Loud Booms 20FEB2011...
Fort Davis, Texas arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for texas loud booms at night 2011.
19:36:52 -- 2 hours 56 mins ago
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20:10:37 -- 2 hours 30 mins ago
Odessa, Texas arrived from facebook.com on "elp allsky".
20:41:41 -- 2 hours 25 mins ago
Lamesa, Texas arrived from google.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for green meteor distance.
23:05:09 -- 9 minutes ago
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08:21:23 -- 1 hour 32 mins ago

7:15:00 PM

Meteor News...Alberta, Canada Green Meteor Fireball 19FEB2011...

Internet Traffic Indicating Significant Fireball Over Alberta, Canada 19FEB2011...
Barrhead, Alberta arrived from google.ca on "elp allsky:" by searching for green comet alberta 2011.
18:28:41 -- 42 minutes ago
Grande Prairie, Alberta arrived from google.ca on "elp allsky:" by searching for northern alberta green fireball, february 20, 2011.
02:05:39 -- 7 hours 42 mins ago

2:35:00 PM

Bright Morning Light East Of Ontario Canada 20Feb2011 Likely Venus...

Brampton, Ontario arrived from google.ca on "elp allsky:" by searching for 6am bright light in eastern sky.
04:36:45 -- 9 hours 32 mins ago

***ELPALLSKY Readers... We are getting many inquiries about a bright light in the morning sky toward the eastern horizon. This is likely the planet Venus currently shining at a magnitude -4 which makes it the brightest object in the sky other than our moon. The telltale sign that what you are seeing is in fact Venus is simple...it doesn't move. If you observe movement but slower with a more steady brightness than you would expect for a meteor, what you are seeing is likely a pass of the International Space Station (ISS), usually lasting much longer than a meteor. If you see a bright object which moves quickly across a portion of the sky, especially if it exhibits flashes (beginning, middle or end of flight), PLEASE REPORT IT TO ELPALLSKY by either e-mail wxtx01@gmail.com, or by logging into the Chat Window as "guest" and leaving a description with the time, your location and what you saw. Thank you for visiting ELPALLSKY! Please bookmark for quick future reference.***

10:52:00 PM

Northeast US Bright Lights And Flashes 19FEB2011...

Inquiries Into Bright Lights And Flashes Along NE US Coast 19Feb2011...
Havre De Grace, Maryland arrived from google.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for bright light west virginia 2-19-2011.
18:56:07 -- 3 hours 48 mins ago
Elmwood Park, New Jersey arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for flash of light in the sky last night feb 20 2011.
20:19:52 -- 2 hours 26 mins ago
Rochester, New York arrived from google.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for huge flash in the sky last night 2011.
20:36:57 -- 2 hours 11 mins ago

9:20:00 PM

Bright Light Over Early Evening Texas Skies Not A Meteor... 19FEB2011...

by: ELPALLSKY 19 FEB2011
Witnesses reporting in to ELPALLSKY of a bright light moving across Texas skies this evening likely DID NOT see a meteor/fireball, but an unusually bright pass of the ISS (International Space Station). With days getting longer now, the Station stays in sunlight longer than during winter when even bright illuminated ISS passes are relatively brief compared to their summer counterpart passes. Here are a couple inquiries to ELPALLSKY, a log of tonight's pass across Houston TX, and an ELPALLSKY camera capture of an ISS pass over El Paso TX last night 18FEB2011 at 6:56 pm MST. Enjoy!

From ELPALLSKY Chat...
Feb 19 2011, 7:48 PM Guest579 (guest): Hello. Do know if any meteor or satellite was visible over north houston today around 630 pm. It was very bright light traveling northeast and then it just fizzled out. It was large and not like any meteor I have ever seen. It was not blinking like an aircraft.
Inquiries To ELPALLSKY...
Spring, Texas arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for bright light over texas sky on 2-19-2011.
19:44:44 -- 1 hour 30 mins ago

This is directly from spaceweather.com for Houston TX 19FEB2011...ISS rise time 06:46:50 pm SW transit time(end)06:49:14pm altitude 70° magnitude -3.8 (very bright)

below is a 3+ minute composite flight image of the ISS over El Paso TX 18FEB2011 6:56 pm MST
(c) 2011 ELPALLSKY and Jim Gamble-click image to enlarge

1:07:00 AM

Possible SOCAL Green Meteor Fireball 18FEB2011...

From Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News Tokyo
Los Angeles, California arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for sky lit up green "february 18, 2011".
15:59:44 -- 23 minutes ago
Email From Kathy In Cal... Hi, I happened across your website this morning,  and yes I did see the entire sky south of me light up a neon green. It was approximately 10:30pm. I did do a search when I got home from work around 11pm on google, but couldn't find anything.
Email From Pedro C... My brother at around 11pm or 12 am saw this meteor as it approached and kept staring at it since all he saw in the distant sky was a blueish white ball. Then as it came above him the bright light illuminated the whole night sky and for about 1- 2 seconds, the night was now day. As quick as it had came it left and he couldn't believe his eyes. If you want to know more just e- mail me at (contact email archived). By the way, my family has decided to call it Hugo's Meteor in honor of him being the only one who saw it approaching from the distance. From ELPALLSKY...Congratulations Hugo! 
Los Angeles, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Possible SOCAL Green Meteor Fireball 18FEB2011..." by searching for february 18, 2011 green lit sky los angeles.
08:35:52 -- 3 hours 3 mins ago
United States arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Possible SOCAL Green Meteor Fireball 18FEB2011..." by searching for meteor that crashed february 18,2011.
09:16:06 -- 2 hours 25 mins ago



***California Readers...Especially in the LA vicinity...If you witnessed a bright meteor/fireball somewhere near 11:00 pm PST on Feb 18 2011, please e-mail me at wxtx01@gmail.com, post to comments below, or leave a description in my chat window. Thank you!***

12:00:00 AM

ANOTHER?...YES! ANOTHER Fireball Bolide Italia 18FEB2011...

by: ELPALLSKY 18FEB2011
The Italians are certainly being shown great favor by the Meteor Gods...
The Italian Meteor and TLE Network has captured spectacular video of yet another bright fiery bolide descending through Italy's little piece of the atmosphere. This event (pictured below) lit up the sky over Ferrara at 18:23:42 UTC 18FEB2011. This is the IMTN's fourth bolide capture in a 10 day period...one each on the 8th, 10th, 12th, and now today the 18th. By Far, the highlight of this recent activity came at 23:24 UTC on the 8th (article)...http://elpasoallsky.blogspot.com/2011/02/major-breaking-meteor-newssuperbolide.html
(c) 2011 Ferruccio Zanotti-IMTN
(c) 2011 Ferruccio Zanotti-IMTN
 To see a video of this event, visit Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News

10:23:00 PM

NY-PA-NJ-MD Meteor Fireball Indicated by Internet Traffic 18FEB2011...Or More Thunderstorms?

The Following are inquiries to ELPALLSKY which suggest a significant meteor event...
From Jeanne J. via Email...My husband and I were driving north on Rt 55 in Cumberland/Gloucester Friday(Feb. 18, 2011) evening at about 10:00 PM when we saw a large, very bright  object falling from east to north.  It was very exciting.
Jeanne JablonskiFrom Stacey C. via Email... I did see this. I thought I was crazy at first and no one believed me for days, but I live in East Windsor, NJ and I was leaving our Shop Rite and I was at the stop light and that was when I saw this huge ball of fire with a trail of fire behind it go down behind the trees. It scared me because it looked like it was heading towards my kids school. I had no idea what I had just seen. I came home to tell my husband who said it sounded like a meteor, but he looked at me like I was crazy...LOL. then when I told everyone at the bus stop they laughed at me. So I forgot about it until Thursday when one of the girls from the bus stop sent me an e-mail telling me I was right, with an attachment about the meteor.
Thanks for your time and so cool to have seen such a thing! Stacy C.
 From Janet A. via email...Saw what looked like a fireball in NW sky while driving through central PA with my family on Friday, ( Looked like a white ball falling from sky. It was beautiful.) Feb 18, sometime after 10:00PM.

From Laura In PA...Thought I saw a meteor in southwest sky (bigger than the occasional "shooting stars" we usually see)at about 10:45pm while driving home, but no one else here (Central PA) seems to have seen it. "Fell" behind the mountain ridge, so...
Norristown, Pennsylvania arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Internet Traffic Indicating Numerous Fireballs Over US...UK... 18JAN2011..." by searching for flashes of light in sky newburgh. 
Perrineville, New Jersey arrived from bing.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for green fireball in sky 2011.
14:05:40 -- 8 hours ago
16:50:07 -- 5 hours 26 mins ago
Thorofare, New Jersey arrived from google.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for bright flashes like lightning in sky nj.
16:59:21 -- 5 hours 17 mins ago
Flemington, New Jersey arrived from google.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for what caused the light flashes in nj.
17:22:41 -- 4 hours 54 mins ago
From Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News...Tokyo
Poughkeepsie NY, bright blue flash with "thunder" ~3 seconds later at ~6:15pm. (EST) Assumed not lightning/thunder... no clouds.
Email From Bill in CT...There were lots of flashes in the sky last night in general NYC area up through Springfield, MA. There were a few bands of winter thunderstorms that went through around 7pm. The flashes were quite beautiful from where I live in southern Connecticut. I am not saying that were not an meteors. But the storms were unusual for this time of year and sure would explain the flash queries.
Email From Anonymous...Location: Lordstown, Ohio . saw LARGE streaking object of light(lights) traveling southwest approx. 10:05 est. 2/18/2011
Herndon, Virginia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: NY-PA-NJ Meteor Fireball Indicated by Internet Traffic 18FEB2011..." by searching for meteorite in sky on 2/18/2011.
09:17:50 -- 2 hours 24 mins ago
Manchester, Connecticut arrived from google.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for hartford, flashes in the sky last night.
09:17:46 -- 2 hours 27 mins ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: NY-PA-NJ Meteor Fireball Indicated by Internet Traffic 18FEB2011..." by searching for shooting star over pennsylvania feb 18, 2011.
11:15:37 -- 33 minutes ago
Cliffside Park, New Jersey arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: NY-PA-NJ Meteor Fireball Indicated by Internet Traffic 18FEB2011..." by searching for new jersey february 18 2011 flashes in the sky.
11:16:42 -- 33 minutes ago
Hershey, Pennsylvania arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: East Coast Meteor Bolide Eyewitness Reports DEC28, 2010" by searching for meteorite 12-28-10.
11:17:19 -- 33 minutes ago
Baltimore, Maryland arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for unusual objects with fiery tails in the sky on 2/18/2011 in baltimore maryland.
16:18:54 -- 14 minutes ago
From Carol In Baltimore MD...Around 6pm Friday evening, while it was still light out, my friends and I watched 5 or 6 objects with long double stranded fiery tails shoot across the sky and then appear to head straight down to earth.They fell behind the clouds and we didn't see them come out below the clouds.this went on for 10 minutes or so.They seemed to come from a northerly direction and were heading southwesterly. They did not come simultaneously, rather one after another. We were in the Essex neighborhood of Baltimore county, Maryland.What were they?




  ***Readers in PA-NJ and surrounding areas...If you saw a bright meteor/fireball the evening of 18FEB2011, please e-mail me at wxtx01@gmail.com, or post to "comments" below. The chat window is also standing by for your reports if you wish. Thank you!***

10:54:00 PM

Breaking News...IL OH MI Brilliant Green Meteor Fireball 17FEB2011 9:10 PM CST...Possibly Seen In Ontario Canada

Meteor Inquiries To ELPALLSKY
Oblong, Illinois arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Feb 17, 2011" by searching for metorite february 17,2011.
14:16:44 -- 4 hours 29 mins ago
Murphysboro, Illinois arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for meteor in southern illinois in February 2011.
12:12:26 -- 6 hours 35 mins ago
La Salle, Illinois arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Possible NY meteor 17Feb2011..." by searching for meteor february 17.
20:23:08 -- 37 minutes ago
Vermilion, Ohio arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Meter Class Asteroid 2011CQ1 Narrowly Misses Earth 4FEB2011 Only Hours After Discovery......" by searching for meteorite over ohio 2011.
10:30:14 -- 2 hours 17 mins ago
Vermilion, Ohio arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Meter Class Asteroid 2011CQ1 Narrowly Misses Earth 4FEB2011 Only Hours After Discovery......" by searching for meteorite over ohio 2011.
10:30:14 -- 2 hours 17 mins ago
Glenview, Illinois arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Possible NY meteor 17Feb2011..." by searching for meteor february 17.
10:37:41 -- 2 hours 13 mins ago
Chicago, Illinois arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Feb 17, 2011" by searching for meteorite "feb 17".
11:06:10 -- 1 hour 46 mins ago
Detroit, Michigan arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for michigan meteorite.
10:41:24 -- 2 hours 29 mins ago
Scarborough, Ontario arrived from google.ca on "elp allsky" by searching for cloud light up neon green feb 17 2011.
11:06:11 -- 2 hours 6 mins ago
Northville, Michigan arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Meteor News...Another Bolide Soars Across Italian Skies 10FEB2011..." by searching for bolide february 2011.
11:30:26 -- 1 hour 43 mins ago
New Baltimore, Michigan arrived from google.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for green meteor in michigan.
13:27:07 -- 8 minutes ago


***readers in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Ontario Canada ...IMPORTANT... if you witnessed a bright meteor/fireball 17FEB2011, please e-mail me at wxtx01@gmail.com Thank you!

***UPDATE***
E-Mails From Chicago IL Witnesses...
10:09 pm MST Jeff Kahn. E-mail's...
I had just turned off Harlem Ave was driving east-bound on Chicago Rd.in Oak park, IL when the fireball caught my eye.  It was looking up at about 75 degrees(from southern horizon) and saw it go straight toward Chicago(due east), but saw it head down, and burn out at about 45 degrees.   I would say that it was about traveling about 15 degrees south of 0 degrees being straight above me. The time was about 9:10 - 9:15 PM on Feb 17, 2011, I think.
11:08 pm MST Patricia Dillman E-mail's...
Was about 9:15pm CST  I live on the 41st floor of a bldg on the corner of Monroe St/Michigan ave.  My view is east southeast over the lake.  I was looking out at the moon shining brightly above Adler Planetarium when I saw a vivid neon green flash over Monroe harbor. From my angle, the meteorite appeared to shoot straight down toward the lake and disappeared in a matter of 2-3 seconds.  Was incredible!

9:00:00 PM

Florida Meteor Fireball Indicated By Internet Inquiry 17FEB2011

Possible Meteor Fireball Suggested By Search 17FEB2011...
Sarasota, Florida arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for fireball in the sky feb 17.
20:45:02 -- 10 minutes ago

9:13:00 AM

Sedona AZ Green Meteor 17FEB2011...

Internet Inquiry To ELPALLSKY: Sedona, Arizona arrived from google.it on "elp allsky: Feb 9, 2011" by searching for green light sedona february 2011.
08:47:08 -- 22 minutes ago

9:08:00 AM

Possible NY meteor 17Feb2011...

Internet Inquiry To ELPALLSKY: Brooklyn, New York arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Feb 17, 2011" by searching for meteor february 17,2011.
04:32:27 -- 4 hours 32 mins ago

9:05:00 AM

Meteor News...Bright 7 Second Meteor Fireball Lights up El Paso TX Sky...14FEB2011...

ELPALLSKY Sandia All Sky Meteor Detection Camera Captures Long Duration Meteor Fireball 14FEB2011
by ELPALLSKY 14FEB2011...
At 6:36 pm MST, The Sandia All Sky Camera in east El Paso,TX captured the flight of a roughly -6 to -7 magnitude 7 second meteor as it traveled from ESE through SSW likely over extreme northern Mexico. Below is a composite image and movie of the event. Any witnesses in the vicinity of El Paso, Juarez MX, SE AZ or the eastern boundary of the Big Bend area are urged to post what they saw to this site in "comments" below or e-mail me at wxtx01@gmail.com
Visual Sighting E-mail From Anonymous:
My girlfriend and I were walking westward in a desert road next to Cemex and far east El Paso in the evening of St. Valentine Day when the largest meteor we had ever seen lit the sky on our left side. It was fast, but at a much slower speed and longer duration than the regular falling stars that I had previously seen. The meteor was moving westward. It was a magical evening!

10:00:00 AM

Calgary, Alberta Valentine's Day Fireball 14FEB2011...

Witnesses See Bright Bolide Over Calgary Canada
Calgary, Alberta arrived from google.ca on "elp allsky" by searching for fireballs in the sky.
09:51:24 -- 3 minutes ago
For additional Information, see:
"Space gave Canada a Valentine's Day rock on Monday when a piece of asteroid lit up the Calgary morning skyline."

9:41:00 PM

GLOBAL GREEN FIREBALL ALERT Issued By "Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News", Tokyo Japan

From "Lunarmeteoritehunters" Tokyo,Japan


Issued Tuesday 15FEB2011: 

NEOs Fireball Cluster - RATS!
photo credit: Takashi Shinohara, Kyoto University PNAS
NEOs Worldwide Standby for Even More Green Fireballs and Bolides Through end of February 2011* to be updated as available
by LunarMeteorite*Hunter, Tokyo, Japan 15:39 8FEB2011 revised 20:51revised 9FEB201108:15 10FEB2011 23:42
Once again Earth will encounter an increase in meteor activity from passing detected and yet undetected NEOs (Near-Earth Objects) asteroids or their debris.  Originally for February 2011 there were 20 known NEOs with scheduled approaches near Earth.  Since January 1, 2011 there have been at least 28 new discoveries of NEOs to pass near Earth in February; this is an increase of over 100% in number for the month.  There are as of today 48 NEOs discovered for February 2011 and it appears that there may be another 5-10 or more added by the end of the month. Due to the bright Moon for the remainder of the month several NEOs will go undiscovered until they pass, hit the Earth or pass silently by.
 This increase in discoveries indicates to me that we will see a marked increase in meteor activity for February.  I also expect that we will have a new meteorite this month.
  Have your cameras ready and if possible get outside to watch.  Expect to see worldwide several green meteor fireballs and bolides during, just prior to, and just after 19FEB-23FEB, and until the end of the month.  If more findings come in about other newly found NEOs I will post.  For the most current information see the NASA NEOs site: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/
 If anyone captures video, a photo or has a sighting please email me at: lunarmeteoritehunter@gmail.com

48* NEOs with scheduled approaches for FEB2011

28* FEB2011 NEOs Discovered JUST in 2011 revised 15FEB2011 



RECENT CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH


AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers

Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
Miss
Distance
(AU)
Miss
Distance
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter*
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2011 CZ3) 2011-Feb-100.00642.515 m - 33 m26.313.44
(2011 BV11) 2011-Feb-100.079531.052 m - 120 m23.517.27
(2011 CZ6) 2011-Feb-100.027710.820 m - 44 m25.76.03
(2011 BV10) 2011-Feb-110.040915.934 m - 75 m24.58.95
(2008 CQ116) 2011-Feb-110.086133.550 m - 110 m23.613.43
(2011 BZ18) 2011-Feb-120.114044.4120 m - 260 m21.815.68
(2011 CV46) 2011-Feb-120.051920.228 m - 64 m24.814.52
(2011 AM16) 2011-Feb-120.198677.395 m - 210 m22.213.49
(2011 CD66) 2011-Feb-130.01857.211 m - 24 m27.08.43
(2010 CK19) 2011-Feb-130.119946.67.0 m - 16 m27.98.59
 * Diameter estimates based on the object's absolute magnitude.

UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH * subject to change without advance notice
AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers




Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
Miss
Distance
(AU)
Miss
Distance
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter*
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2000 EF104) 2011-Feb-140.183471.4450 m - 1.0 km18.813.23
(2009 QH6) 2011-Feb-160.041116.077 m - 170 m22.79.83
(2008 AH33) 2011-Feb-170.123247.9370 m - 820 m19.322.97
(2008 BP16) 2011-Feb-170.110743.1130 m - 280 m21.621.28
(2010 CN19) 2011-Feb-180.186972.715 m - 33 m26.316.41
(2011 CF50) 2011-Feb-190.045617.711 m - 25 m26.98.33
(2011 CM50) 2011-Feb-190.178569.573 m - 160 m22.810.50
(2011 CL50) 2011-Feb-190.01606.28.0 m - 18 m27.63.07
(2011 CE50) 2011-Feb-200.163563.660 m - 130 m23.28.86
253841 (2003 YG118) 2011-Feb-200.173967.71.1 km - 2.4 km17.020.83
(2003 FC5) 2011-Feb-220.144056.0600 m - 1.3 km18.211.83
(2011 BQ50) 2011-Feb-230.028010.95.7 m - 13 m28.32.45
(2007 MR) 2011-Feb-230.182671.1110 m - 250 m21.95.99
(2011 CK50) 2011-Feb-240.145256.539 m - 88 m24.27.39
(2011 AG5) 2011-Feb-260.095737.2110 m - 250 m21.97.51
(2004 EK1) 2011-Feb-260.055521.6110 m - 250 m21.97.45
(2006 KV89) 2011-Feb-270.163963.8150 m - 350 m21.26.67
(2009 PQ1) 2011-Feb-270.120546.983 m - 190 m22.517.40
(2009 FY4) 2011-Feb-280.065925.7160 m - 370 m21.015.17
Source: (c) 2011 NASA/JPL/CalTech http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/