Tuesday, March 29, 2016

FIRE IN THE SKY: "Lots Of Folks Are Talking About It" - Green Meteor Fireball Spotted In South Florida By Dozens Of People!

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March 29, 2016 - FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - The American Meteor Society said this morning that dozens of people are reporting to have spotted a bluish or green fireball over South Florida at about 6:30.

More than 40 reports were made to the AMS from people who claim to have witnessed the event from Kendall to Jupiter. Nine reports came from people in Palm Beach County.

Mike Hankey, operations manager for the American Meteor Society, said it was a random fireball and not part of a known meteor shower.

"Lots of folks are talking about it," Hankey said. "It only happened three hours ago, so not much information yet."

A report from a West Palm Beach man says the fireball cut a long trail across the sky.

"Train was glowing an iridescent or almost neon blue with white edges," the man reported. "Looked like it was 300-500 yards behind the fireball itself but was still attached to the head of the fireball." Hankey was part of a team of people who recently found six pieces of galactic rock in North Florida after a sighting earlier this year.

Estimated trajectory of this morning’s fireball based on witness reports.

Hankey is hoping that someone has gotten the event on a surveillance camera. He says the average report time was 6:38 a.m.
@JoshJamesMusic yep. blue-green. I'm in PBC. was low in the sky south of me

— Gregg Steward (@eggstew) March 29, 2016
@amsmeteors @SteveWeagleWPTV it was glowing green with a long tail and large. It did not appear very high in the sky. Streaking west to east

— Bob Esposito (@Bob_Espo) March 29, 2016
Bright Fireball over FL 6:38am this morning - Report your sighting here: https://t.co/UUwFVLMEOf pic.twitter.com/GFA9jviax9

— AMSMETEORS (@amsmeteors) March 29, 2016
Listeners are telling us they saw a meteorite across Jupiter/Palm Beach Gardens! Anyone else see? @1055online #MoSallyTA

— Mo & Sally Show (@MoAndSallyShow) March 29, 2016

Fireball captured earlier this year by a dashboard cam in North Florida.

- Palm Beach Post.

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