Did you see it? Four large fireballs reported over U.S.

Posted at 2:27 PM, Sep 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-24 14:33:05-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Did you see one? The American Meteor Society (AMS) has reported multiple sightings of “fireballs” shooting across the sky on Sept. 23.

“It is rare that multiple significant fireball events occur and are reported to the AMS in the same evening,” the AMS wrote on its website. “After analysis of the time, proximity of witnesses and pointing data gathered, it was determined that each event was unique. It is likely that several of these fireball events were captured on camera by the NASA fireball network.”

  • Event #2305-2014 was seen at 1:11 local time over Florida and Georgia
  • Event #2306-2014 was seen at 21:55 local time over Michigan, as well as Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York and Kentucky
  • Event #2307-2014 was seen at 20:30 local time over Tennessee, as well as Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Kentucky
  • Event #2308-2014  was seen at 20:47 local time over Pennsylvania, as well as Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maryland

“We encourage witnesses who saw this fireball to also download the AMS Mobile App for iPhone or Android and submit an enhanced fireball report using your mobile device,” the AMS wrote. “The data we can collect from the mobile App is more accurate and allows us to determine the velocity of the fireball.”