9:58:00 PM

UPDATE!!!.....4TH Meteor Fireball Reported From North Carolina In 24 HRS 03DEC2011...Also Seen In Virginia, Tennessee

Email From:
Parks A.-Charlotte, NC:
Tonight in the southern horizon south of my location in Charlotte, NC about 630 or so. Fragmenting as it fell. Lasted about three seconds from my viewpoint.  Blueish green in color. An aquaintance in Winston Salem also spotted it also so I'm not sure how far south from Charlotte it was in reality. Heading from west to east.  Thank You Parks!!
UPDATE !!!!!! This event captured by NASA All Sky Fireball Camera
6:46 P.M. EST 03DEC2011

image above and video below courtesy NASA and Tellus Science Museum-Cartersville, GA

ADDITIONAL REPORTS

Jason W.
Saw the same thing as everyone else about the same time.   We were between Aurora and New Bern NC.

Patricia R.
Heading up Highway 86North, just crossed into Caswell County (NC) saw a very bright blue meteor.

Ramsey J.-Knoxville, TN
While driving southwards I saw a huge fireball fall from about 40 degrees above the horizon almost directly south (slightest towards the east) towards the horizon. It made it to about 10 degrees above the horizon before it blinked out. I live in the city and it was a little hazy last night, but it was hard to miss, so must have been a bright one! It was a sea green color.

Michele B.
I came across your sight trying to research what I may have seen last night. I tried to sign up so I could post, but wasn't able to do that. Approximately 7 p.m. EST in Frankfort, Kentucky on Saturday December 3, 2011, I was walking my dog and saw what looked like a small bright white burning particle falling down vertically (very much at an angle) from apprx. east to west. This was about 1/4 a mile from I-64. Where I live has no street lights and this was right across the street in a field. It appeared to burn out before it hit the ground. This is fascinating - any idea what it was that I saw?

Stanley G.
Atlanta,I85 northbound about 6:45 pm. My first  thought was an airliner was falling out of the sky, but it was way too fast. Very bright  with a comet like tail, lasting a few seconds before flaming out. Seen lots of sho oting stars in my 72 years, never anything this bright or large. Expected to here on news about space debris of some sort. NOTA!

Carolyn J.-Ft. Blackmore, VA-~7:00 P.M. EST
Saw a huge green fireball falling very quickly in the eastern sky, probably lasted about 3 seconds before it went out of sight over the mountains.  Very impressive!

Brenda-Panther Stadium-Charlotte, NC:
Hi.  Friend and I both saw fireball while standing outside Panther Stadium Saturday evening a little before 7pm.  It was quite large and orange, not a typical shooting star.  Quite exciting!

Andy & Laurel B.-Dacula, GA-6:45 P.M. EST:
Driving on Hamilton Mill Road and saw it trailing downward in the southern sky... Very bright and moving very fast... Left like a dotted illuminated line in the sky toward the end of it... Lasted for at least 3 seconds... I haven't seen anything that bright in the sky since the soviet missile back in the late 80's... But this was moving much faster than that.

Samantha C.-Del Rio, TN:
We saw a very bright sparkly orange light appearing to be larger than a normal shooting star Dec 3, 2011 at around 6:40 pm. We were driving on Old 15th Road, Del Rio TN. We were heading east. It appeared to be headed in an easterly direction. This light was bigger then anything I have ever seen. It was sparkly in nature, and did not have any trailing light than I am used to seeing. It looked like a mixture of orange and white sparkles. And it was so fast it only stayed in our view for less then a second. But so big it was very hard to miss.

Pamela M.-Irmo, SC:
Hi: My children age 11  and 14, where the very luck viewers of the meteroite that was seen by others in the SC, NC, VR, TN area!  I believe we may have been the closest viewers as my kids remarked that this meterorite was shockingly large!  It frieghtened them!  I'd like to ask you about sites or further information on estimating distance when viewing a meterorite falling! Here's a description for posting on your site!

According to Amelia who is 14 and witnessed this amazing site with 11 year old brother John. On December 3, 2011 about 6:40 PM, Amelia and John had just exited the front door of our home to go to a neighbors house.  I have carefully determined they were facing south-south west, looking up into the sky, a very large fire ball traveling north-west to south-east became visible. The fire ball appeared enormous to them and was a large glowing white ball ringed in red fire.  The ball was followed by a large long thick bright tail, that gradiated from red to orange and then yellow towards the end of the tail.  It entered their vision on a diagonal in relation to them (over the shoulder feeling) traveling sort of paralell to the horizon as they viewed it.  Using the horizon as a parallel (arm stretched straight forward fingers pointing straight and over head being 90 degrees, the meteor was at 50 degrees in the sky.  The meteor appeared large in size seeming slightly smaller than the moon would appear if that low in the sky on nights when it is full (though the moon was not full that night).  The tail was unusually thick and extremely and surprisingly long, being about 20 times longer than the meteor. The meteor traveled a short distance and stalled in forward momentum as a result of breaking into two fiery pieces and the tail dissipated.  Then it broke into two more pieces and fizzled and disappeared.

From The ELPALLSKY Chatbox:
Dec 3 2011, 6:37 PM Zebrology (guest):
I'm in Concord, NC and I saw a huge ball in the sky with fire tracking behind it. It was only in the sky for a few seconds and it just disappeared.

Dec 4 2011, 3:41 PM Guest99 (guest):
Last night, Dec 3rd, at 6:40 pm, while traveling out of Salisbury, Nc headed towards Charlotte, South on I85, my Mom & I saw what looked like a large fireball falling from the sky. At first I was certain it was a plane crashing, it was very bright (white) with obvious flames streaming behind it, traveling too fast for any plane in retrospect. It was about a 5 second lapse before it started to break apart & at least one large portion fell off and disintegrated as it fell. My son was very frightened (he is 6 
Dec 4 2011, 5:37 AM Dan Parker:
witnessed a large green meteor/fireball on Dec 3rd 2011 in Greenville SC. It was traveling roughly east to west with a duration of 2-3 seconds. It broke into 2-3 large pieces. I have never seen such a large and beautiful meteor in my life! Between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm EST
 










8:49:00 PM

Connecticut Meteor Fireball 03DEC2011

Email From:
Allie D.-Stratford, CT-6:00 P.M. EST
A very bright fireball low in the horizon while driving. Thanks Allie! A few more details please? Direction you were traveling, direction object traveled (right to left etc.) duration, color. Thanks!

8:41:00 PM

Green Pennsylvania Meteor Fireball 03DEC2011

Email From:
Chelsea B.-Somerset, PA:
Saw a large green gaseous "fireball" falling low in the sky a little after 8 EST near Somerset, PA. I'm not very good with directions but I think it was "falling" northward.  Thanks Chelsea! If there are other witnesses to this event, we want to hear from you...send report to wxtx01@gmail.com THANKS!!

6:24:00 PM

A Third North Carolina Meteor Fireball Within 24 Hrs. 03DEC2011

Email From:
Brian W.-Coleridge, NC:
Hi. I saw one at around 1am in Coleridge NC very bright and wide  trail seemed almost smokey and it flashed like it broke up or exploded part way appeared towards the west sky. I never seen one like it before so I searched online and seen the earlier reports of one and wanted to add this one. Thank you Brian...Others see this third event? email wxtx01@gmail.com w/ your report! Thanks.

5:20:00 AM

Canada,Ohio Meteor Fireball 03DEC2011

From The ELPALLSKY Chatbox:
Dec 4 2011, 5:55 AM Guest171 (guest):
On Dec 3rd 2011 in Dover OH I saw a green meteor falling from east to west. The duration was around 3 sec. It had a long tail and was very vivid and beautiful. Jason Beachy

Dec 4 2011, 9:15 AM Guest701 (guest):
dont know what it was but it was over the middletown ohio area, it looked like three fireballs with a long trail of sparks that lasted a couple of minutes. at one point one would disappear and then reappear closer to the other two, never seen anything like it.

Dec 3 2011, 10:11 PM John Glanz:
Appox. 6:30pm to 7pm I didn't look at the clock, as we drove out in the darkend country due north we saw to the north north east a large fire ball which appeared to be heading North East, and we saw what looked like a flow of a trail (as if we were looking at the afterburners of a jet). We saw this in Ida Michigan, it seemed to be over Monroe, MI (but I'm certain it was likely way up over Canada. Has anyone else seen this this early evening? December 3, 2011 

3:49:00 AM

Oregon Meteor Fireball 02DEC2011

Email From:
James B.-Canby,OR:
I saw a very large bright low streaming light pass across the sky about 5:15pm or so from Canby, Oregon 97013. It was headed Westward. Just looked to see if there was any news about it but hav'nt been able to find anything posted anywhere. Hmmm It was huge and bright. Any info for me?
Thanks  Thanks James! Are there other witnesses to this event??? Please email a description to wxtx01@gmail.com Thank you!

Unnamed Reporter-Willamette Valley, OR:
Saw what looked like fireball or comet or meteor going from south to northwest in twilight sky dec 2 in the central willamette valley oregon

Natasha O.-Eugene, OR:
Hello! So excited others saw this as well! I live in Eugene and saw the beautiful greentailed fireball heading west at about 5:15pm(?). Seemed so slow moving at the time...
My roomie also saw it as he was driving home.
At first I thought it was a misguided firework from the PAC 12 game at Autzen Stadium about 3 miles away - but I quickly realized it was different!
Cheers!

Dean-Hillsboro, OR:
I was in Hillsboro just off hwy 26 & Cornell road driving west, Dec. 2nd I saw a big neon green meteor like object falling slowly from space at an angle I was looking South and it was falling from East to West, falling slowly the ball of green light grew bigger as it came closer and I was wondering how close it really was, I figured it was probably falling somewhere within 50miles it was hard to tell distance because it was large yet came down and seemed pretty close, I'd guess perhaps McMinnville area as a rough estimate.  I've seen strange things in the sky before, and thought to google this to see if anyone else wrote about it... the thing is I'm reading all of these posts about green balls of light falling down and everyone seems to be describing seeing the same thing around the same area... this is strange to me because most of them are from September 2011, and this was December 2nd 2011... I'm noticing a pattern here and thinking it does not seem random like a falling meteor to me; I'm thinking this could be a landing area.  Since this does not seem to be random \ because of the strange color, and locations seem to be the same, I'm thinking this is not just some random rock falling from space, but on the contrary I have a feeling this is from some form of intelligence.  "I also pondered operation blue-beam" but really I have no idea what is going on at all.

Sasha D.-Mt. Shasta, CA:
Yes! I saw this too at the same Time. I saw it going north from Mt Shasta, ca driving on the I-5. It fell behind a small mountain called black butte. I pulled over to see if anything had caught on fire or if there was an eruption from when it hit the earth. It looked like a massive shooting star or like a fireball/small meteorite. My
Uncle who Lives in shasta also Saw the same thing. WEIRD!!!

Kym J.-N. Portland, OR :
I wasn't sure what it was @ first around 515pm 12/02/11. It was the size of a quarter if one held it up in front of themselves! Big, bright & white, moving fast at an angle towards earth moving sw to west then went behind my view/curtain as I was sitting on a friends couch happening to be gazing out the window @ that particular moment. So cool & perfect timing. Reminding me once again of how fragile life is.

Darla P.-West Linn, OR:
I was driving SW on I205 approximately 5:15pm by West Linn, OR and saw a very large, white object shooting through the sky in the direction of Canby, OR.  It was like a shooting star, only much larger and slower.  It just seemed to "burn out" after a bit.  It was quite striking, and after I arrived home I asked my husband if he had seen anything on the news about it.  He said that he hadn't.  Please keep us updated with info...I'd like to know what it was! Thanks ~Darla P.