4:40:00 PM

Ontario Canada Meteor Fireball 30JUL2011

From The ELPALLSKY Chatbox:
Jul 30 2011, 10:20 PM Ken Scheffler... Hamilton, Ontario. 
Slow moving meteor or debris moving west to east and to my south. Only caught a bit of it between a tree and my neighbour's house. I've watched dozens of meteor showers and seen many hundreds of meteors. This was a little different although not a fireball. Occurred c. 11:50 pm EST on July 30, 2011.
 
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4:27:00 PM

Florida Atlantic Coast Meteor Fireball 30JUL2011

Email From:
Karen M.-Melbourne FL:
Big yellow shooting star/meteor Melbourne Florida around 9or10pm Sat night 7/30.  Magical!


D.C. Reiher-Port St. Lucie, FL:
Meteor report From Traditions in Port St Lucie, Florida 7-30-11
Trajectory east to west in the southern quadrant thru Sagittarius Appeared to break up during flight

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UPDATE !!.....Florida Institute of Technology-Sandia Sentinel Fireball Network Camera Has Captured This Event At 01:29:11 UTC 31JUL2011 (9:29:11 P.M. EDT 30JUL2011)
image above and movie below courtesy and (c) 2011-Dwayne Free-Florida Institute Of Technology-Melbourne, FL-click image above to enlarge-in image, N is up and E is left


4:25:00 PM

Massachussetts Meteor Fireball Witnessed On 29JUL2011

Email From:
Dan M.-Worcester, MA:
Hi, Friday evening, 7/29/11, at 8:07 PM EDT, I was standing in my driveway looking up at some birds, when I saw a fireball pass overhead going extremely slowly (much slower than meteors I have seen in the past).  It was a mix of orange and yellow, one piece, did not appear to be breaking up although it was a bit jagged at the trailing edge, and was silent.  It took about 4 seconds to traverse my line of site from directly overhead until it disappeared over the horizon.  I live about 10 miles SSE of Worcester, MA., and it went over me heading almost due NNW.
Has anyone reported seeing anything like this, (or should I be seeing a doctor!)?
Dan     thank you Dan! No Psych needed :-) OTHER WITNESSES? Post reports here

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4:03:00 AM

Meteor Fireball West Central Oregon Reported To ELPALLSKY 31JUL2011

The Following Report Indicates A Low Elevation (possible earthgrazer) Fireball With Persistent Train/Trail ~11:00 P.M. PDT 31JUL2011

Email From:
Sue P.-Neakahnie Mt, OR:
Going north to south, the fireball seemed to be going level in the sky. The tail kept lighting up and it just hung  in the air in full suspension for about 9-12 seconds. Even when the tip was no longer in view, the tail didn’t change, it just hung there in the sky-much longer than when we watch fireworks linger in the 4th of July sky.
WE watched it with binoculars and it turned into a faint cloudy looking trail that began to fall out of the sky. This was visible for about 1 full minute.     thank you Sue! Waiting for additional reports.

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