People in California, Oregon, and Washington have noticed what some call the “most amazing” fireball they’ve ever seen. The fireball, which was a meteor that hit the atmosphere, came to light on the evening of October 23. Hundreds of people witnessed the phenomenon, flocking to the International Meteor Organization (IMO) to report their observations.
David told the IMO, “It was beyond incredible.”
Debra describes her experience in detail, saying: “The fall of the object was so green and dramatic that I started shouting at the passenger in my car -” oh God – look, look at this … “
“Then I saw it break into several pieces, and I kept trying to look to the extent that the passenger was helping me drive.
“I was wondering then if it could be a fireworks display, but I was sure it was a meteor, so I went home and started checking my computer for other reports. It was definitely green.”
Julie said: “I was in my vehicle and I just found myself right in front of me and quickly went down the horizon.
“In one to two seconds it was almost as bright as the full moon.”
Marcia said: “In my 63 years of frequently watching stars and meteors, observing comets, I have NEVER seen anything that comes close to that in size.
“I almost thought it was the full moon in the beginning, but it’s a crescent moon and it was bigger, flaming and falling.
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The IMO said: “Fireballs are meteors that look brighter than normal. Due to the speed at which they strike the Earth’s atmosphere, fragments larger than a millimeter have the ability to produce bright lightning as they penetrate the sky above.
“We call these bright meteors fireballs and often create fear and awe for those who witness them.”