Articles about Fireball Sightings

AMS Event 2014-1127 – Trajectory

Erratum: the previous article stated only one major fireball were witnessed on May 15 – it looks like there were 2 of them… 2 large fireballs were seen and reported by many witnesses on May 15th 2014. The first oneRead More >

Daytime Fireball Over Ontario – AMS Event 2014-1062 - Trajectory

An extremely bright daylight fireball was seen from Ontario and the state of New York earlier today. Preliminary reports place the time of the event near 4:16 EDT with a brightness rivaling the sun. Below is a map of theRead More >

AMS Event #532-2014 - Heat Map

A large and bright fireball was seen and reported by approx. 100 witnesses across Northern US East Coast (February 24th 2014, 9:11pm EST – February 25th 2014, 2:11pm UT). The fireball was seen from primarily New Jersey but witnesses fromRead More >


AMS Event #312-2014 - "Mid West Fireball" - January 28th, 2014 - 2D Trajectory

The American Meteor Society has received over 100 reports of a bright fireball seen from mid western states at approximately 8:30 PM local eastern time. Witnesses from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania reported an extremely largeRead More >

AMS Event #92-2014 - Heat Map

A large, bright, long duration fireball was seen and reported by hundreds of witnesses last night across New England (January 12th 2014, 5:20pm EST – 22:20 UT.) Witnessed reported the brightness greater than the full moon. The fireball was seenRead More >

AMS Event #3434-2013 Trajectories

The AMS has now received 1489 reports which makes this event the most widely reported fireball occurrence since the fireball list was resurrected back in 2005. Witnessed described a fireball as bright as the Sun that fragmented into many partsRead More >


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The AMS has received over 40 reports so far about a fireball over central Tennessee last night around 8:20 central time. The event was captured by two cameras in the NASA All Sky Fireball Network operated by Bill Cooke ofRead More >

Arizona Fireball - December 10th, 2013 - 7:12 PM MT

Over 30 witnesses from Arizona and New Mexico reported a brilliant fireball last night a little after 7:00 PM Mountain Time. A large percentage of reports indicated a delayed boom which generally means the bolide penetrated deep into the atmosphere. ClickRead More >

Heat Map – AMS Event #2765-2013

215 witnesses have reported a large fireball over Southern California on November 6th around 7:50pm PST (3:50 on 11/7 UT). The fireball was seen from primarily California, but witnesses from Arizona, Nevada and Utah also reported seeing the fireball. At least oneRead More >


Preliminary trajectory – AMS Event #2677-2013

The American Meteor Society has received numerous (355 so far) reports of a major fireball event over the Pacific Northwest and southwestern Canada on October 30th just before  6:00am PDT (7:00 MDT). The fireball was seen primarily from the Portland,Read More >

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Preliminary trajectory - AMS Event #2456-2013

Over 104 (so far) witnesses reported a large fireball over Lancaster County (PA) last night (10/14) around 8:25 PM local EDT (0:25 on 10/15 UT.) The fireball was seen from primarily Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia but witnesses from Washington DC, Connecticut,Read More >

Ohio Fireball AMS Event 2132 – Photo CreditAngela McClain

Here are two astonishings photos by Angela McClain of the Ohio Meteor (AMS Event #2132) this past Friday night. This event logged over 1000 witness reports and goes down as the 2nd most reported event in AMS history. Ohio FireballRead More >