More than 500 reports from California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico
The AMS has received 525 reports so far (and counting…) about of a fireball event over seen over San Diego, CA on Monday, April 10th 2017 around 9:00pm PDT (April 11th – 04:00 UT.). The fireball was seen primarily from the San Diego area but witnesses from Los Angeles, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico also reported the event.
Most of the witnesses describe the fireball as “green” and “very bright”. Only 7 witnesses so far heard either a concurrent or a delayed sound.
If you witnessed this event and/or if you have a video or a photo of this event, please fill an Official Fireball Report.
If you want to learn more about Fireballs: read our Fireball FAQ.
The map below shows the witnesses location with the first estimated trajectory. The preliminary estimated trajectory plotted from the witness reports shows the meteor was traveling from the East to West and ended its visible flight on the Pacific Ocean somewhere over the San Diego Trough.
Below is the 3D trajectory of the event (available in KML format from the AMS Event#1298-2017 Page):
Two witnesses shared a video of the event while filling an Official Fireball Report:
AMS Member Marc L. uploaded another nice video of the event:
Below is a video of the event shared by Youtube user Dave Kodama
Twitter user Faye Heddings is maybe the first human videobombed by a fireball:
And here is dashcam video shared by S. Diego on Youtube: