Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fireballs confirmed in Colorado, Arkansas, Missouri, Arizona and the fireball over Maryland and Pennsylvania arrived with sonic booms!  


In a 24 hour period between May 18-19 the American Meteor Service has received confirmed reports about 4 unique fireball events all occurring near 4:00 AM UTC time. The most recent event occurred in Arkansas and Missouri on May 19th near 3:37 UTC. At the same time 3:37 UTC 4 witnesses reported a fireball in Arizona. The distance between these two locations would inhibit witnesses from observing the same fireball from both locations. On May 18th two large fireball meteors were also spotted within an hour of each other, one over the central east coast and another in Colorado. Below is a table of the events in question.

Note UTC is Universal Time used to for weather purposes. 
UTC is Universal Time Coordinated 4am UTC converts to 11PM Eastern Time.

Below is a map of the four events, illustrating the common direction of these fireballs.