The mid west has witnessed two major fireball events in less than 2 days.
On Thursday (September 26th), the AMS has received more than 730 reports of a large fireball around 7:05 am local time. Witnesses from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin reported a bright light moving across the morning sky.
The second Fireball occurred last night September 27th around 11:30 PM local time over central Ohio. The AMS has tagged over 450 witness reports to this event so far and there are still over 400 awaiting review.
Below is a heat map of the sightings. Click the image to view the AMS Fireball Event Map for this fireball.
Below is the estimated trajectory for this event based on the witness reports.
The fireball was caught on two NASA all sky cameras operated by Bill Cooke of the Meteoroid Environmental Office.
Here is what appears to be a video of the event:
This event has quickly become the AMS’s 3rd most reported event of all time. The Indiana event that occurred earlier in the morning attained the second place spot, but its possibly that title will not be held for very long. Hundreds of witnesses continue to report this latest event in Ohio.