The American Meteor Society has received nearly 300 reports of a bright fireball occurring over Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. This object appeared near 8:25pm PDT on the evening of September 13, 2014. Many observers commented on the intense green color which is not that unusual with bright meteors. The green color is associated with doubly ionized oxygen, high in the atmosphere, being “excited” as the fireball plows through the atmosphere.
Below is the heat map of the witnesses of this event.
Below are two videos of the event – the first one is a timelapse, the second one has been caught by Tracerx Photography in Washington.
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 data we can collect from the mobile App is more accurate and allows us to determine the velocity of the fireball. If you already submitted a web based report, please also complete the mobile report.