Significant Fireball In Wyoming

The AMS has received over 30 reports of a fireball over Wyoming this morning. The average time reported for the event is: 2013-03-28 05:45 MDT (11:45 UTC). The fireball was seen over a 700 square mile area from Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming and Alberta. Some witnesses reported fragmentation, but there have been no reports of sonic booms. The magnitude averaged brighter than the full moon and almost as bright as the sun. Below is a map of the witness sightings and an estimated flight path of the fireball. Click the image below for an interactive map and listing of witness reports for this event.

20130328-WY Wyoming Fireball – March 28th, 2013

If you witnessed this event please fill out an official fireball report. Your sighting will help improve the trajectory and information about this fireball event.

amsfb 2013 > #751 Wyoming Fireball Heat Map – March 28th, 2013

About Mike Hankey

Mike Hankey is a software developer, entrepreneur, amateur astronomer, astrophotographer, meteor observer and meteorite hunter. Mike's enthusiasm for meteors led him to the American Meteor Society where he volunteered his time and the services of his software development company to redesign the AMS website and fireball reporting tool. In 2011 Mike was awarded the society's C.P. Olivier award for his work. In 2012 Mike was promoted to the role of Operations Manager. Mike and his company continue to maintain and enhance the AMS website and fireball reporting tools. You can see Mike's photography work and read more of his posts on his astronomy blog: MikesAstroPhotos.com. Mike can be contacted at mike.hankey [AT] gmail.com
3 Responses
  1. Wade hooks says: March 29, 2013 at 12:41 am

    My wife and I were on the way to work on hwy 50 going south towards Midwest ,Wyoming when the sky lit up we thought at first it was lightning but there were no clouds in thx sky

  2. Laura and Scott Berndt says: April 7, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    we were on hiway 250 about 11 miles south of Rushville Ne when we both saw a bright green light streaking through the sky. it looked to be going south to north. It then exploded and dissapeared.

  3. I was heading to fort collins from cheyenne wy to grab dinner and I saw these..

    I think I caught them much earlyer as one was almost stationary, not shooting through the sky like most of the reports.. it was either much further away, or not a meteor. It moved more like a comet.

    I saw another one days after

    And I saw one yesterday.

    And I assure you they were all the same

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