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14 May 2011

Updated w/ Video- Montana, Washington, Idaho, Alberta, British Columbia Meteor Detected 13/14MAY2011

Update Video Added - MBIQ (Meteor Bot Internet Queries) Indicates that Meteor Event Occurred Night 13/14MAY2011
Montana, Washington, Idaho, Alberta, British Columbia Meteor Detected 13/14MAY2011



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- Last Updated 1JUN2011 (Tokyo)

Projected Meteorite Fall Area Based on a "One Camera Solution"
(actual fall area may  be +/- several kilometers).
Credit: Solution  calculation provided by Esko Lyytinen, Helsinki, Finland
This is the latest solution ( of one station data only) coming from az direction 17, slope 39 degrees; Assumed start height 86 km would correspond with an entry velocity of 22 km/s and the end height 18 km.  No wind effect is applied, but the wind would shift a few kilometers roughly "backwards" along the ground track. A main mass of 15kg is projected (within quite wide margins) with perhaps a total survival to be a few dozens of kilos. The original entry mass is estimated to be between 100 to 200 kgs. -posted 17MAY2011 Tokyo
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Canada Bolide Meteor 2:15:51 MDST 14MAY2011
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Cranbrook, BC Sandia Sentinel Allsky
Capture of 14MAY2011 Meteor
Rick Nowell at College Of The Rockies, Cranbrook BC, Canada


Chondrite Meteorite Fresh Fall
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Montana
Hanna wrote regarding 13MAY2011 California meteor:
I saw it (or one) too and I m in MT 
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Coeur d'Alene, ID and Rathdrum, ID greenish-blue meteor ~1:19 am 14MAY2011
A friend and I saw the greenish-blue meteor that fell this morning (5/14/2011 at 1:19 AM PDT) North of the Idaho/Washington border in Canada.
We were seperated by about 10 miles - he was travelling north on Hwy 41 towards Rathdrum, ID and I was travelling northwest on Honeysuckle Ave. In Coeur d'Alene, ID. Using our observations we triangulated the approximate area where the meteor may have landed.
I would like to be contacted by other observers (especially from Canada) to get more lines of sight to possibly aid in recovery of pieces. I don't have a passport so I can't travel to Canada. John (email address on file)


Coeur d'Alene, ID
Guest934 (guest): Not sure how this works,not very computer savvy. Were you able to get my message about May 14th sighting near Coeur d'Alene, ID? My husband works nights and was on his way to work Sat.AM about between 12:30 and 1:30 PST.He had just left our house in Coeur d'Alene, ID when a bright, large flaming ball lit up the entire sky. It appeared to have entered the atmosphere very quickly and perhaps smashed into the ground somewhere near. He thought it might have been 5-15 miles away. Another car was on the road,also, and pulled over to watch it happen.They didn't get out of their cars. Am wondering if anyone else saw it or reported? Forgot to mention that it was so bright that it temporarily put out the photo sensitive street lights for a few minutes. hr said it was huge and didn't say how close he thought it was. I'm thinking he thought it was much closer than I estimated.Maybe just up the road.
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Nelson, British Columbia, Canada bright white light 1:20 am 14MAY2011
May 14, 2011 1:20 am Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. The bright white light lasted for maybe 3 seconds then a big glowing ball flew across and down and disapeared after about 2 seconds....about one minute later I heard a low rumble...not sure if its related. -Colleen

Kamloops BC  Meteor Green-colored, ~ size of the moon ~1:20 am
I got to see the meteor in Kamloops BC last night at ~ 1:20 while driving home. Green-colored, ~ size of the moon and looked like it ended with lightning .It was amazing to see. Thanks for your website! - Lita G.

Kamloops BC, Canada Large Meteor ~1:20 am 14MAY2011
Guest806 (guest): A meteor was viewed in kamloops bc about 1:20am, and it looked like it collided with a part of the earth, as it burst upon impact. Very cool to watch! it was bigger than the moon.

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada  huge green fireball streaking across the sky between ~01:00-1:30
My name is Jeremy Brisbin and I live in kelowna British Columbia Canada. I am a security guard whom works graveshift and at approx. 0100-0130 on may 14 today I saw a huge green fireball streaking across the sky. It was most impressive for I have never seen such a thing.It looked like real green fire flying behind it. It flew past and disappeared behind the trees heading towards the mountain. Then there was a little flash then a huge one. Really big lit up the sky. It was amazing I turned the radio on right away expecting to here something but nothing? I came home raced onto castanet (local news) but nothing. When it flashed does this mean it hit the ground? Or is there any other people maybe local that I can report this to. I watch the show meteorite men and know these things are wanted maybe. I just need to know if I am supposed to report what I saw. It was truly amazing and mind bending and I can't believe it  was green. GREEN I have never heard of that before.
Please get back too me with a suggestion thank you
From Jeremy Brisbin
Blown away security guard

Salmon Arm BC huge light with a long tail. ~1:20 am
Guest205 (guest): I saw the meteor in Salmon Arm BC around 1:20a.m. -was sitting at my computer and a huge light with a long tail.Was wondering if it hit the ground as it was still so big when it disappeared behind the hills to the south.Way, way bigger than anything I saw from the Perseides last August!

East Kootenay's of BC, Canada
Guest126 (guest): At 1:20am May 14th in the East Kootenay's of BC, Canada, my brother viewed an event from his south-facing mountain-side home near Trail. He describes the very sudden appearance of an extremely bright white object -larger in appearance than the waxing Gibbous Moon. He was outside viewing the moon as it was beginning to set into the trees in the WNW. He states the object burned only brilliant white from his perspective, and that it lit up the entire area to day-light brightness for approximately 3 seconds

Nelson, B.C.
piscesx: Nelson, B.C Canada. May 14th 2011. After 1AM sometime. I was sitting outside and the sky lit up and then saw a few bright flashes following that.Was with a group of people who all noticed and questioned what we just saw. Bothered me all day until i got home and looked it up. thought it might have been some weird kind of lighting even tho there were no clouds -Ana


Guest783 (guest): I saw it too, It was as big a moon falling down to earth! Scary but real!
The color of that thing was totally White and it ignited more light as it travelled down towards the earth. the ammount of light it generated was same as welding machine!! More like white moon light! it was also sparking like it had some kinda fuel in it!! or maybe thermite! end of the world in calgary i guess?

Grand Forks, BC
Sighted in Grand Forks, looking NE towards Christina Lake, early morning, moon-sized meteor with almost vertical trajectory wtih bright tailings of light. Soundless. -tajai
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Innisfail, Alberta Bright green light 2:20 am 14MAY2011
Spotted while driving south on Hwy 2 about 5 minutes north of Innisfail, Alberta at approx. 2:20 AM on May 14. Bright green light that fell almost straight down towards the horizon. Cut through or just above some clouds and then seemed to burn out. This was my first sighting and it was just plain amazing!

Cochrane AB  fire ball  ~2:08 am
A Meteor was seen in Cochrane alberta just outside of Calgary at approx: 2:08 am. It was a fire ball with a red streak behind it, happened incredibly fast. Looked as if it had landed in the glenbow school field. It lit up the sky and was very bright, looked like it went straight down. Didn't feel any movement or hear any bang so I'm assuming it hit somewhere eles.
Lindsey Maire, Cochrane AB

Cochrane, Alberta 2:08 am
It passed cochrane alberta too, at 2:08 am. Bright red didn't make a noise or anything but lit up the sky pretty good. I wish the news would cover it.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Guest8 (guest): I saw it too; i am in calgary, it was huge, very huge, fell near calgary it went thru the (clouds) could making a hole in it, it made a hole thur the clouds and then cops were everywhere near deerfoot n mcknight !unless that was a check stop LOL, it was more brighter than sun and was changing directions as falling down it almost fell straight down at the end part of it; but it made a hole in the coulds i am sure it fell in calgary.

Red Deer, Alberta bright greenish blue ball ~2:20 am
May 14th Approx 2:20 am. Red Deer, Alberta. Standing outside and happened to notice a fairly large bright greenish blue ball of light? that looked like it was on fire or glowing (hard to explain)...Happened so fast couldn't believe my eyes but it just appeared to be falling from the sky so fast...Couldn't hear anything but thought perhaps it hit the earth, it disappeared behind some buildings...CRAZIEST thing I've ever saw...And of course nobody was standing outside with me at the time so nobody believed me.
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Fort Macleod, Alberta huge bluish green fireball 2:10 a.m May 14,2011
Guest692 (guest):Saw a huge bluish green fireball in the western sky over Fort Macleod Alberta on Saturday, May 14,2011 at 2:10 a.m. It was the brightest one I have ever seen.Thought is fireworks at first. Amazing. -leehsi

Spokane, Washington 1:15 am
Spokane, WA. Around 1:15AM I saw a bright flash in the northern sky that pulsed twice. Following that you could see what looked to be a meteor traveling from south to north. The whole event lasted only a second and made no sound.

Dr. Alan R. Hildebrand, PhD.
Coordinator of the Canadian Fireball Reporting Centre writes:

A bright fireball widely reported (Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Montana,
Idaho, Washington) on early Saturday morning, May 14, 2011 at approximately 08:18:44
UT (2:18 MDT or 1:18 PDT). Skies were cloudy over much of Alberta, BC, and western
Washington or many more reports would probably have been made despite the late hour.
Exact times are a bit in conflict. The camera was recorded by an all-sky camera from
the Cranbrook area (BC) with a spectacular record only damped by clouds late in
flight - recorded flight was between 5 and 6 seconds duration (unknown as yet if this
camera is calibrated). The fireball began high in the Cranbrook sky and apparently
travelled towards the WSW at a moderate incline although both azimuth and elevation angle are uncertain at this time. The fireball fragmented spectacularly near its end in basically two series of flashes (eye witnesses report 
two flashes). A camera in Calgary records these two flashes through clouds at approximately 8:18:47 and :48 UT which leads to fireball occurring from about 8:18:44 to :49, but all potential info on timing not yet sorted. An extraordinary thing
revealed by the Cranbrook recording is an early period of wake formation not
associated with flaring that ends at high altitude with fragmentation beginning at
lower altitude. Although somewhat obscured by clouds, fragments apparently continued
for roughly half second after last flare, and are indicative of surviving material to
fall as meteorites. A meteorite fall is also indicated by witnesses reporting
delayed booms from Cranbrook and Nelson, BC, and the fall area would be indicated
somewhere in vicinity of Nelson, although still uncertain by approx. 100 km (and
could be on US side of border still). This country is mountainous and forested in
large part with relatively narrow valleys with some cleared land and lakes occupying
valley bottoms. The described fireball characteristics and all-sky record indicate a
rock with an initial mass of order 100 kg. Should be lots of serendipitous videos
available in region and a good one to chase - i.e. good potential to determine
trajectory - although general area has a lot of tough ground to search for meteorites
(as most of BC is - spectacular scenery generally equals tough meteorite searching).
Cheers,
Alan :-)
Alan R. Hildebrand
Coordinator of the Canadian Fireball Reporting Centre


MBIQ:
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Kamloops, British Columbia arrived from google.ca on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for bc falling star meteorite.
18:46:58 -- 6 minutes ago

Spokane, Washington arrived from bing.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Australia Bright Green Fireball Meteor Event? Space Trash? 10MAY2011" by searching for bright green shooting star Spokane WA .
18:36:55 -- 5 minutes ago

Kelowna, British Columbia arrived from google.ca on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for bright flash in sky may 14.
18:01:52 -- 23 minutes ago

Calgary, Alberta arrived from google.ca on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for meteorite alberta 2011 may 14.
17:58:15 -- 28 minutes ago

Portland, Oregon arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for spokane green meteor 5/13/2011.
18:16:12 -- 11 minutes ago

Boise, Idaho arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Meteor News...PA Meteor Fireball 13MAY2011..." by searching for meteor 5/13/2011.
18:08:27 -- 19 minutes ago
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Please help out with information.  We need the Date and Time... And:
Anyone with a report of these events please let me know.  Your Location (town,city), time, Start and Stop location in sky, Direction of movement, Brightness (venus, moon, Sun), color, sounds?  Thank you!  LunarMeteoriteHunter@gmail.com

5 comments:

Alan Hildebrand said...

A bright fireball widely reported (Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Montana,
Idaho, Washington) on early Saturday morning, May 14, 2011 at approximately 08:18:44
UT (2:18 MDT or 1:18 PDT). Skies were cloudy over much of Alberta, BC, and western
Washington or many more reports would probably have been made despite the late hour.
Exact times are a bit in conflict. The camera was recorded by an all-sky camera from
the Cranbrook area (BC) with a spectacular record only damped by clouds late in
flight - recorded flight was between 5 and 6 seconds duration (unknown as yet if this
camera is calibrated). The fireball began high in the Cranbrook sky and apparently
travelled towards the WSW at a moderate incline although both azimuth and elevation angle are uncertain at this time. The fireball fragmented
spectacularly near its end in basically two series of flashes (eye witnesses report
two flashes). A camera in Calgary records these two flashes through clouds at
approximately 8:18:47 and :48 UT which leads to fireball occurring from about 8:18:44
to :49, but all potential info on timing not yet sorted. An extraordinary thing
revealed by the Cranbrook recording is an early period of wake formation not
associated with flaring that ends at high altitude with fragmentation beginning at
lower altitude. Although somewhat obscured by clouds, fragments apparently continued
for roughly half second after last flare, and are indicative of surviving material to
fall as meteorites. A meteorite fall is also indicated by witnesses reporting
delayed booms from Cranbrook and Nelson, BC, and the fall area would be indicated
somewhere in vicinity of Nelson, although still uncertain by approx. 100 km (and
could be on US side of border still). This country is mountainous and forested in
large part with relatively narrow valleys with some cleared land and lakes occupying
valley bottoms. The described fireball characteristics and all-sky record indicate a
rock with an initial mass of order 100 kg. Should be lots of serendipitous videos
available in region and a good one to chase - i.e. good potential to determine
trajectory - although general area has a lot of tough ground to search for meteorites
(as most of BC is - spectacular scenery generally equals tough meteorite searching).

Cheers,
Alan :-)

Alan R. Hildebrand
Coordinator of the Canadian Fireball Reporting Centre
Department of Geoscience
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2N 1N4
5,662,653 N; 701,110 E; WGS84
off: (403) 220-2291
fax: (403) 284-0074
email: ahildebr@ucalgary.ca
www.geo.ucalgary.ca

Anonymous said...

White I was out smoking a cigarette on the porch, I saw a red big flare like light coming down in a 45 or so degree angle in Boise at around 4 or 5 am or so. Weird thing was, at 6 am I was outside on my porch again smoking a cigarette and I heard a huge rumbling sound like I've never heard before. We have planes fly around here since its 10 minutes from the airport, but this was a sound like I have never heard before and it disappeared after 1.5 minutes. Very strange sound, of Biblical proportion. Interesting how many things happen in the early morning. I've seen a meteorite a few years ago from my porch, which was reported on the news and caught on tape when it landed, so I've seen this before, but the other meteorite years back was going the other direction.

Andrew said...

Nelson, BC. it was about 1:20 AM, I was looking at the sky when all of a sudden the whole sky brightened up for about 2 maybe 3 seconds. it started (from my position) from the North-East and moved to the East. maybe a minute later while I was thinking about what it was exactly I heard a low rumbling and figured that it landed near Salmo.

Andrew said...

forgot to post the date hehe would have been the 14th of May

Unknown said...

Trenton Ontario - 10:55pm - November 4, 2011 - direction south from Lake Ontario, east towards Kingston/Ottawa - brightness *sun*..extremely long fire tail - duration, maybe 5 seconds or a bit longer, also witnessed by husband. Appearance was unlike others I have seen