Pennsylvania Fireball August 25, 2017

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AMS Event#2925-2017 – Heatmap and first estimated ground trajectory

More than 900 reports from 10 states

The AMS has received over 900 reports so far about of a fireball event seen above the state of Pennsylvania on August 25, 2017 around 9:14pm EDT (August 26, 2017 ~ 01:14 Universal Time). The fireball was seen primarily from Pennsylvania but was also seen from Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and Massachusetts. According to our latest estimated trajectory, the fireball traveled in a southeast to northwest direction entering the atmosphere near Gratz, PA and terminating near Crosby on highway 46.

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AMS Event#2925-2017 – First estimated 3D trajectory



  • Arlo Ringsmuth 7 years ago

    We saw this from Trumansburg New York last night at 9:13 PM.

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    • Josh S. 7 years ago

      I remember seeing it that night at 9:13pm as well! I was right outside the North Star cafeteria at Cornell. I just looked over old texts to my friends. I had described the light streak as very big, and the colors as orange and green.

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  • Manuel Arzamendi 7 years ago

    We live in Angels Pa about 20 m south of Scranton My wife saw it first coming from her left which was east to our right almost N.W moved pretty slow took several seconds a long train with a light Green hue .I am 61 and I watch sky alot brightest Fireball I have ever seen

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    • William 7 years ago

      Where is Angel, Pennsylvania at? I live in Luzerne County, Pikes Creek area and never heard of that town

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    • James Escher 7 years ago

      Saw this fireball while driving westbound on I-80 near Parsippany, NJ and it appeared similar. Slow-moving, blueish-green in color. My dashcam captured it, though it appears closer to white on video. This was by far the brightest meteor I’ve seen in my life. The only other time I saw a true fireball was during the 2001 Leonid meteor shower, which was spectacular.

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  • Chris 7 years ago

    I was out in my back yard in RAccoon Twp., Beaver County, PA and witnessed this event. It was a green fireball flying what I perceived to be south to north. I caught the tail end of it and saw the termination. Cool stuff.

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  • carrie 7 years ago

    I believe I saw that fireball over Dubois, pa last night

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  • Merissa Markley 7 years ago

    We saw it in the western sky from Palmerton, PA. It appeared to reignite for a brief moment after burning out. Beautiful!
    One question – we thought it was just the brightest meteor we’d ever seen, but it’s being called a fireball. Is there a difference?

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    • Robert Lunsford 7 years ago

      Merissa and All,

      No difference, a fireball is just a meteor that is larger and brighter than normal.

      Robert Lunsford

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  • Savannah 7 years ago

    My family and I see it at the West end fair in Broadheadsville Pa

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    • Harry Hahn 7 years ago

      We were at the fair also and saw just a little bit off it through the trees!

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      • Harry Hahn 7 years ago

        We were at the West End Fair in Gilbert Pa. We were facing west and it looked like it came from the south and headed north. I think it was about 9:15 pm. Didn’t see a lot of it through the trees but it was surely bright!

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  • James Dawson 7 years ago

    I was outside around 9PM ET Friday, August 25, 2017, and saw a meteor. I didnt get a good look, but the friend i was talking with did. And we both almost simultaneously asked, “did you see that?” We both agreed it was most likely a meteor.. It was not very high above the horizon. I was in Mechanicsville, VA (37.666351 -77.390173)

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    • Linda 7 years ago

      Wow! My son lives in Mechanicsville Virginia. I love have to ask him if he saw this.

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  • Harry Lammy 7 years ago

    Witnessed In Wellsboro, PA during Wellsboro-Canton football game. Amazing blue ball with green tail.

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    • Renee Klaptosky 7 years ago

      My BF and I saw it at the same time in Wellsboro, PA. We were not at the game but sitting outside where we could here the band and announcer. It was an awesome site and I wondered if others had also seen it.

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  • Alisa 7 years ago

    my dad & i saw it in virginia at around 9:15pm EST, it was beautiful!! we both have seen quite a few meteors before but nothing that stunning and brightly colored…WOW!!

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  • mike 7 years ago

    Saw it in Emmaus Pa. not extremely fast but it was bright and moved quicker than an airplane

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  • Trooper Thorn 7 years ago

    Saw this from Mechanicsburg PA. It was heading northwest. The color and the tail were brilliant. It stayed in sight for several seconds. (Thought it was a Rhys Hoskins shot for a moment).
    Very interesting website by the way.

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  • Jody Brazil 7 years ago

    We saw it on 8/25/17 at approx 9-9:15 from Dorney Park in Allentown, PA. It had a green trail of light. Very bright. Very exciting for our kids to see.

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  • Sherri McPherson 7 years ago

    Seen this last night around 9:15 at the Towanda, PA high school just after the football game ended. It was awesome!! Guessing it was a meteor, as I had seen one similar years ago while star gazing during a meteor shower in Dover, DE. Hope someone got a pic or video of this one.

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  • Will Haines for my brother Richard Haines 7 years ago

    I am writing this for my brother, Richard Haines. He saw it from his room in the Lehigh Valley Hospital @ 17th & Chew Allentown, Pa. around 9:15 on Friday night, the 25th of August. His room window has a view to the west which he was luckily looking out. The fireball was blue green in color

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  • John Madison 7 years ago

    We saw it from Penn Yan NY. We were looking south when the green ball appeared – looked to be moving from east to west, and parallel to the horizon. Very bright.

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  • Don Silvius 7 years ago

    We saw it from near Martinsburg, WV, and could clearly see the green ball of fire and the “tail” – such detail and brighter than any other meteor I’ve ever seen.

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  • Juliann Gieniec 7 years ago

    I saw this while I was in Coaldale, Pennsylvania.

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  • Greg Hafer 7 years ago

    Myself and 2 friends witnessed this event last night in Painted Post, N.Y.. It was very bright and not very far above the horizon. This traveled from a SE to NW direction. Quite spectacular!!

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  • Srodgers 7 years ago

    I saw it in butler county ….I had just left the city of butler heading toward chicora and saw it streak across the sky…. knew right away it was something extraordinary!

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  • Brittany 7 years ago

    Saw this in Wilkes-Barre PA around 9:13pm on August 25th 2017. I was in the car with my cousin and we were in front of my house. She didn’t see it, I had my phone in my hand but it was too quick to even get a video or picture, in fact it was gone with a blink of an eye. I found out other’s have witnessed it from a facebook group, I thought I was just seeing things. It almost looked like a big firework and I realized it wasn’t when there was no loud boom and it was too fast for me to even think it was a plane.

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  • Joseph Pellicone 7 years ago

    I saw what I believe may be the same thing from Bethpage NY

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  • Joey 7 years ago

    Four of us were sitting by a fire 2 miles north of Bradford New York. We were facing south east. I saw the fireball traveling from left to right about 30° above the horizon. All four of us saw it. It was about the size of a baseball and was emmiting what looked like flames. It took about five seconds to cross our line of vision.

    We all thought it was traveling from North East to Southwest .

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  • Lisa 7 years ago

    I saw it driving west on Route 80 after 9 pm. It went from south to north. To me it looked like a color ball at the end. It was an amazing sight.

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  • Jessica Coulter 7 years ago

    My husband and I saw this along I-70 between west newton pa and new stanton pa. We didn’t know what it was and was pretty freaked out. Glad we came across this

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  • Curt 7 years ago

    My wife and I saw it as we drove through the Manassas Battlefield in Nierhern Virginia. It was very vivid and seemed to last a relatively long time.

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  • Rich Parry 7 years ago

    I saw it clearly, I must have been looking in the right direction at the right time.

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  • Sherry Springer 7 years ago

    I was outside around 9pm, on the 25th of August, 2017 and saw this blue-green ball of light travel across the sky in Strasburg, VA. Amazing!

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  • DOUG 7 years ago

    Saw it clearly while looking for visible satellites in freeland pa near intersection of interstate 80 and 81
    Confused how it was predicted to have terminated south west of us when it appeared to be traveling north west.of us.

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  • Karen Jones 7 years ago

    We were traveling north on Interstate 81 from Winchester Virginia and almost to the West Virginia border line when we saw the fireball. Luckily the sky was clear and it was an awesome sight. The colors of the fireball and the trail/tail were so vibrant! It was pretty exciting!

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  • H Brown 7 years ago

    Had friends and family over for a campfire and it came across the sky south to north east. … awesome green fireball!! Danville, PA

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  • William D Kern 7 years ago

    was driving through Murrysville Pa east on rt 22 914 915 thought it was a firework at first. Bright green long tail…..very cool

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  • Jane 7 years ago

    We saw this fireball all last night. It was traveling south to north from Ridgway, PA. The brightest I’ve ever seen and huge! I had enough time to say ‘what t he hell is that?!’ Everyone turned and saw it also. Amazing!

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  • Mark Broadhurst 7 years ago

    We saw it in NW NJ – western Morris County, on top of Schooley’s Mountain in Long Valley. Moved slowly, large and bright – greenish/blueish color with a yellow/orange trail. Large enough and slow enough to catch our attention through the window while indoors.

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    • Jennifer McCarrick 7 years ago

      My friend and I saw it while drinking in on 80w. I think we were near Denville at the time. Absolutely amazing!

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    • Jocelyn 7 years ago

      I’m in Mt Olive and I saw it moving slow, bright green and white. It looked like it was burning up in our atmosphere and then faded away. Weird!!! I posted in FB and did my homework. Nothing! Others did see it after my FB post

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  • Kelly 7 years ago

    Saw it low on the horizon, in Gibsonia, PA

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  • Melissa Post 7 years ago

    I saw it in Sayre, PA (on the NYS border). Traveled east to west, appeared as white light to me, and I saw a tail. Lasted at least 7 seconds. It appeared to “go out” then briefly reignite before disappearing.

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  • Brenda 7 years ago

    I saw it from Ridgway, PA…… It was incredibly bright and I watched as it burned out. Interesting that they think it terminated near Crosby, about 45 miles from where I was.

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  • Krystle 7 years ago

    Omg I saw it in NY, Long Island.. while driving on southern state pkwy going west.. it was green with a long tail like shape.. it was amazing

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  • Tommy Haynes 7 years ago

    We saw it in Livingston Mannor , NY(near PA border) last night

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  • Rosie 7 years ago

    We saw it in Westwood NJ. It was crazy! We were at an outdoor concert and we looked at each because we couldn’t believe what we just saw.

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  • Richard Caldera 7 years ago

    Observed it from Williamsport, PA. From directly overhead to W horizon. Most spectacular. Suspect it was a once in a lifetime event.

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  • Nicole B 7 years ago

    We saw this over the football stadium at Pittston Area High School. (Pittston, PA)

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  • Steve Skovira 7 years ago

    Saw it in Lehman at the LLHS football game. Green color, SE to NW very bright

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  • Cari Ferguson 7 years ago

    Saw this last night in Morgantown, WV

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  • Joe 7 years ago

    Me and my wife saw this event 9:14 pm from flemington nj coolest and biggest fireball I have ever seen!!!!!!!

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  • Tim Carey 7 years ago

    Saw it from Marion, Pa while walking my dogs. Moving North West. Pretty cool.

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  • Amy 7 years ago

    Saw this VERY clearly while traveling on route 22/30 east near the Burgettstown, PA exit. It was absolutely amazing. Extremely bright green/blue. Saw it for quite a while as it trailed across the sky. One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

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  • carolyn Alvarez 7 years ago

    My daughter and I saw this last night in MD. Truly the best and brightest I have ever seen!! It seemed to have almost every color of the rainbow in it. Was this considered a rather large fireball?

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  • Nancy 7 years ago

    We were sitting outside in Mansfield Pa watching the beautiful night sky. My mom saw it first then my sister in law Carolyn started watching it and thought it was a plane but realized it was too fast then it shot overhead to our right and it was fabulous. We knew right away it had to be a meteor event but didn’t know about fireballs. It was so cool and clear as day. Carolyn’s son saw it too, he was driving on the highway below Scranton on 81 and our nephew Nate saw it in Brockport Ny when he was out filling his car up with gas! My 85 year old mom was thrilled to be star gazing and have this experience!!

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  • Scott C 7 years ago

    Observed from Ohio Pyle area (Tall Oaks Campground). An Epic ending to our Eclipse week . Observed for about 5 seconds to ending. VERY COOL!!

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  • Sale Nesfeder 7 years ago

    We live in Eastern Pa and it sure appeared to come from the east moved very slow No way this originated in central Pa. We were in Bath Pa at a friends house It definitely appeared from the east

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  • Michele 7 years ago

    We saw it Friday night in Uniontown PA during a highschool football game.

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  • Jackie 7 years ago

    Observed in Mt Pleasant PA around 9:10 pm. It was huge!!

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  • Ashley 7 years ago

    My husband and I saw this while driving north in Orwigsburg, Pa. We immediately thought it was a meteor and my husband even got the goosebumps – we have never witnessed one before ! Absolutely stunning!

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  • Cliff Jones 7 years ago

    Viewed from Horseheads NY, facing west in parked car. It lasted a very long time. Mostly green with hint of blue. Saw a red dot travel further for less than a second after color disappeared. I told a passenger in car to look at the meteor, he said “I missed it,” I said “NO! LOOK!” it was lasting so long, he leaned forward to look out windshield and caught the end of it. Seemed to last over 3 seconds, close to 4.

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    • Missy Rozengota 7 years ago

      We saw it in Elmira|Big Flats also.

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  • Sandy V 7 years ago

    We saw it in Smethport PA. It lasted about 5 seconds, shooting across the sky then we could see it burn out. It was very cool!

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    • Lora F 7 years ago

      There was 5 people sitting in my backyard enjoying our evening fire. We are often looking for satellites. It was so cool when I spotted the fireball. We all had the privilege of watching it as came across the sky until it went out. SE to NW
      Port Allegany, Pa.

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  • Patrick Thomas 7 years ago

    We were driving west on rt80 westbound heading towards the water gap. Saw it for a solid 3 or 4 seconds. And knew it was special. Super bright. Was a great way to start the weekend with my Sweetheart xoxo

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  • Mike C. 7 years ago

    We saw it in Falls Church, VA. I’ve never seen anything like it – very bright, blue/red trail, moving slowly (slower than a shooting star – faster than an airplane) from east to west. Amazing.

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  • Chris 7 years ago

    Seen it driving on 33 South leaving the Stroudsburg Pa area.

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  • Jaime 7 years ago

    Saw this near Laflin, PA. Was really an incredible sight. Seemed so low.

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  • Katie Reader 7 years ago

    I seen the fireball in Paxinos, PA. Thought it was a shooting star with the brightness until I seen the fire behind it and how big it was. Saw it continue towards earth before disappearing behind trees.

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  • Amber 7 years ago

    My mom and I saw it in Tunkhannock, PA. It was the longest, brightest “shooting star” I’ve ever seen.

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  • Amee 7 years ago

    Witnesses this beautiful fireball in Wilkes Barre, Pa. It was low on the horizon. It was big beautiful and bright leaving a colorful trail behind it. What a spectacular sight to see!

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  • Tee J 7 years ago

    Was seen while out at our fire pit located in Lake Walkenpaupack/Ledgedale area. We saw a large white green blue streak. Was awesome

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  • Kevin 7 years ago

    My wife children and I saw it in Delano pa. We were sitting next to a fire.

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  • Rob Hostetter 7 years ago

    Saw this from Mechanicsburg, PA. From what we could tell, it was below the cloud layer. My neighbor, an air traffic controller, said the clouds had been at 6k feet.

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  • Leslie Horwat 7 years ago

    As we were driving home we saw it in New Kensington, PA. First time that we both saw a meteor, it seemed to streak right past us. Very beautiful. I thought we were seeing things.

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    • michelle 7 years ago

      My daughter saw it above McDonalds in Lower Burrell too. She was delivering pizzas and said she screamed in her car.

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  • Thomas Morgan 7 years ago

    Several of us saw this at the West Scranton v. Dunmore football game on Friday. Guess this was bigger than we thought- oddly enough, it was burning green from what we could see.

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  • Nicole 7 years ago

    We were having a bonfire in Allenwood Pa and most of us saw it!

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  • Renae Sines 7 years ago

    I was lucky enough to see this rare event I’m Friendsville, MD! Absolutely amazing!!

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  • Andy Sciarabba 7 years ago

    A friend of my son’s was driving down our street during the event, saw the fireball run overhead then stop and drop in a farm field a half mile from our house. He said it looked blue. We were at the Trumansburg fairgrounds 1.5 miles away and saw a green fireball fly by. Three of us walked the field with lights then also in the dark on a meteor hunt if you will. Two are teenagers so it was a lot of fun even though we did not find anything. Do they burn out entirely or would we have found something in the field? What would we be looking for anyway?

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    • Robert Lunsford 7 years ago

      Andy and all,

      Due to the lack of reports indicating sound along the flight path it does not appear that any fragments of this object made it to the ground. If fragments did reach the ground they would look like dark colored rocks unlike most that you would find in this area. Sometimes these rocks are magnetic if they have a high metallic content.

      Hope this helps!

      Robert Lunsford

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  • Stephen Miller 7 years ago

    We saw the meteor while camping up in Dolly Sods West Virginia. No light pollution as were many miles from any town/city ground lights. No moon, nor clouds.Sky was very clear. Unobstructed view. The fireball was a brilliant emerald green color and lasted for about 2-3 seconds. Just above the treeline. Tail of fireball was blue green. Large size, brilliant and a most amazing sight.

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  • Branee 7 years ago

    I am in Mill Hall Pa, and seen this last night at 9:00 pm. I was standing on my porch and a bright flash in the sky caught my eye. I looked up and seen it flash again in which seemed to be the same spot and were very bright. It was a bright white flash to me. But the flashes were probably 15-30 seconds apart. And as I continued to watch I realized it was moving very slowly off into the distance and higher into the sky, with the brightness of the flashing fading away. It waa not a plane I know that for sure because I could see planes flying with their continuous blinking lights and it was a completely different sight and much higher then the planes flying. I also didnt see any tail or trail to the flashing movement. I waa very confused at what I was seeing and made a Facebook post about it to see if anyone else in my area had seen it but no-one had. But received a responding post today about this fireball and now I’m certain it’s what I had seen! I was in awe of what I was seeing!

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  • mat gilliotti 7 years ago

    saw it in Carbondale, PA. Up near Scranton. it was beautiful. blue and green lights followed by a long, reddish trail!

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  • Christine Sledgeski 7 years ago

    We witnessed it from Avoca, PA. Most impressive meteor I’ve ever seen!

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  • Ryan weaver 7 years ago

    I saw it while walking out of the southern Columbia vs shamokin game at shamokin. Bright red spit with greenish color glowing tail. Moving very quickly. Knew wasn’t a shooting star but wasn’t sure what it was. Was pretty neat to see tho.

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  • Jim 7 years ago

    We saw it Monroeville, Pa A green glow heading from south to north just above the trees. Thought it was a UFO

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  • G Wood 7 years ago

    Just got back from cape may, NJ. Sitting on my neighbors porch in Turkey Run PA. When my wife and I saw the most amazing green and blue fireball. It was visible for between 5 to 10 seconds. 2nd best one I’ve ever seen.

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  • Linette 7 years ago

    We Live in Waverly Pa. My Husband and I saw it!!!!

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  • Karen Parlak 7 years ago

    I saw it in Connellsville PA. The biggest I’ve ever seen and traveling south east to north. Traveling parallel with the horizon for about 8 seconds. Beautiful!!

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  • Betzi lyon 7 years ago

    Many people saw this…but I’m wondering if any sound was associated with it?

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    • Robert Lunsford 7 years ago

      Betzi and All.

      Out of 700 reports only 6 reported any sound related to this fireball. None of them were particularly close to the flight path so I am include to believe that these sound were not actually related to the fireball.

      Robert Lunsford

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  • Cynthia Woodard Steffen 7 years ago

    I saw it travelling from South to North outside of Coudersport,Pa.

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  • Squatch 7 years ago

    Saw this amazing fireball at a Railroad Earth/Greensky Bluegrass concert, in Mt Pocono PA. Witnessed by most at the concert, even the band paused for the 7/8 seconds it was visible.
    Was honored to see it with our close friends and family. Made a great night truly memorable……

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    • Mim 7 years ago

      I was at the show too, and yes the fireball made an already truly memorable night even more spectacular. The crowd expressing a collective Ohhh confirmed that they were all seeing what I was seeing. The low flying plane right over the crowd minutes later added to the unique feeling of connectivity.

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  • Harry Bowman 7 years ago

    Multiple people in Ithaca and Trumansburg, NY, reported hearing something like “gunshots” at about this time on a Facebook group I belong to.

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  • skip 7 years ago

    i was at work in waverly ny. outside at break and i saw it. didnt know for sure what it was. skip

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  • Jessica 7 years ago

    I was camping at Timothy lake in east Stroudsburg pa and saw it. It went from the left to the right, It was pretty low, very bright! It was red and green and truly the most amazing sight. Wish I got a picture of it!

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  • Chuck 7 years ago

    I saw it from Twin Grove camp ground Pine Grove, Pa. Appeared to have a lot of green light visible.

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  • Debbie Dunay 7 years ago

    Yes, we saw it in Lake Ariel, PA. It was amazing.

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  • Naomi R. 7 years ago

    My son also saw it in NEPA thinking it was a shooting star.

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  • Amy J 7 years ago

    I was outside with my dog in Drums , PA and saw it crossing the sky. It was very bright and had a bluish and orange color tail. I waited to see if I could hear any noise because I thought it may impact or explode. I didn’t hear anything but it sure was beautiful to see.

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  • Joe P 7 years ago

    That night we had a fire pit going with family and friends in my back yard in Carbondale,Pa. It was a beautiful night. In the southwest you can see a crescent moon and Jupiter in the sky. When I looked again I saw a slow moving streak in the sky and yelled to everyone to look in the direction of the object, It looked like multiple objects in a very tight formation. The colors were bright green, yellow and white it was a strange but a beautiful sight to see. It looked very close as though it would strike the next town.

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  • Tracey 7 years ago

    Saw this over Williamsport, PA! It was amazing!

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  • Jody 7 years ago

    I was driving (actually stopped in traffic) on rte 78 in New Jersey and saw it cross the sky. It lasted at least 30 seconds. Was so bright-a fireball across the sky!

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  • Rich 7 years ago

    Saw this at the Wallenpaupak game in Hawley, PA towards the end of the game. Beatific colors of green and bluish. I thought it was a firework.

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  • Andrea 7 years ago

    Yes, my dad and I saw it while at the Old Forge football game in Old Forge. It was greenish blue and low looked like it was going to land on Main Street. Maybe it was going for Old Forge
    Pretty cool though!

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  • Melissa 7 years ago

    My mom and I saw it from Watsontown Pa. It was amazing!! Seemed like it was moving in slow motion!!

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  • Shelley 7 years ago

    Thought what we saw was a firework during the Nazareth, Pa football game, until I saw this post! We too saw a green fireball with a tail! So cool!

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  • Chelsie 7 years ago

    SOS: If anyone has a picture of this PLEASE reply to me! I got engaged and said yes when the meteor went overhead. The people around told me about it and said how beautiful it was, but I never saw it. I would love to have a picture of it to remember the night so special to me. Thanks!

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  • Glen Lloyd 7 years ago

    Saw it from White Township, New Jersey

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  • Jim Battisto 7 years ago

    I saw it in Cresco Pa ( the Poconos ) It was about 9:15 and the fireball was heading from southeast to northwest. I had a very clear view. It started out in the distance as a bright light turning orange and blue as it got larger with a green tail as it headed northwest. It was beautiful !

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  • Kim Cangiano 7 years ago

    I was just leaving grocery store in Freeland PA (approx 9:10pm) when I looked up & saw this flame moving. Simply amazing.

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  • Ruth 7 years ago

    Saw it clearly in Union County, PA. Took the dog out, and saw a beautiful astronomical event. So cool.

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  • MIchael A 7 years ago

    Saw this while out Friday night in Rochester, NY

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    • Jay Best 7 years ago

      I did as well, in Rochester, right around 9pm. I was driving from work to pick up some dinner. Amazing! Greenish light, heading right over I-590.

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  • Kathy Purdy 7 years ago

    My son and I saw this while driving south of Norwich, NY. Or saw another similar one. Could there have been more than one? Many people outside the area of Pennsylvania marked on the map saw it.

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    • Robert Lunsford 7 years ago

      Kathy and All,

      While a majority of the reports are from Pennsylvania, there are also many reports from surrounding states. I believe you all witnessed the same object.

      Robert Lunsford

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  • Mark D 7 years ago

    Saw this from Pittston, PA around 9:15 p.m. on 8/25/17.

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  • Judy 7 years ago

    My husband and I were sitting at a bon fire at the neighbors both facing south and saw this, it was amazing

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  • Kelly Carper 7 years ago

    Saw a bright fireball with green tail heading to the north around 9:15-20PM August 25, 2017 from White Oak PA (just on the outskirts of Pittsburgh). It was tremendous and was quite big and low in the sky.

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  • Ronald Weeks 7 years ago

    We were with friends camping in Tioga County Pa at Ives Run was really bright at first ..Then disappeared to our north west…

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  • David Goessling 7 years ago

    Seen from Mt. Pocono, PA. Bright green, almost crossed in front of the rising moon! Appeared to break up into smaller fragments as it disappeared. Brightest I have seen in a couple of years.

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  • Susan Killinger 7 years ago

    Saw the fireball in Beech Creek, PA. while camping with family.

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  • Danielle 7 years ago

    My husband and I saw it in Brunswick, MD. It had a blue/green color. Very neat to see.

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  • Kerry Goria 7 years ago

    Just found this site. My wife, Mother-in-Law and I all saw this.
    It was bright green. It lasted for an unusually long time.
    We were sitting on the beach on Cayuga Lake, in King Ferry, NY.
    All three of us saw it. It was spectacular.
    I wish I had my camera ready.

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  • Diane Hamilton 7 years ago

    We were sitting around a campfire in our backyard and saw the fireball. Very interesting.

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  • Arnie and Debbie Brown 7 years ago

    My wife and I were returning home from the Bluegrass festival in Lodi New York south bound on route 14 just below Watkins Glen and I said look look look with enough time for her to still view it. First one I have ever seen. But I have to say that with the spoiled leader in North Korea it was a little uncomfortable waiting for the impact. The next day many people at the Bluegrass festival also said they saw it. God is great !

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  • Susan Storm 7 years ago

    A group of us saw two green fireballs come across my yard heading west. I live along the PA turnpike near Harrisburg East Exit. This occurred between 9 and 10 PM on Fri Aug 25,2017. They seemed lower and almost slower then an airplane and we get low flying airplanes because of living close to airport.

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  • Carol Berguson 7 years ago

    Had friends and family over for a campfire and we saw the fireball with a bright green tail. We live in Williamsport, PA

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  • Todd Fockler 7 years ago

    We saw it in Windber, PA…. definitely a cool bright green!

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  • Mim 7 years ago

    Wittnessed this beautiful fireball over Mount Pocono PA during a music fest with Railroad Earth and Greensky Bluegrass. The bright greenish white light crossed in front of the crescent moon traveling in a high left position to low right. The fireball was seen by many in attendance of the music fest.

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  • Julie Schuck 7 years ago

    The crowd at the Greensky Bluegrass/Railroad Earth show in Mt Pocono Pa made an audible “whoa” when that thing went overhead! It was amazing to the extent it was almost scary. Seemed to go slowly and extremely bright green with a long tail of light Spectacular, and I’m so thankful I got to witness it!!

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    • alexa 7 years ago

      Amazing! I was at a small music festival in Austin, PA when I saw it.

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  • Lindsay Bower 7 years ago

    Saw this in Cross Fork, Potter County, PA!!!

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  • Jesse 7 years ago

    I was driving west on RT 11 between Berwick and Bloomsburg. I saw this appear in the sky overhead and make a slow, shallow decent to the north until it disappeared behind a hill. Very bright white with a green tint. It was so amazing and surprising to see! If it had been the 4th of July I would’ve though I was seeing a glowing ember from a nearby firework.

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  • Cheryl 7 years ago

    Our families were camping at Twin Streams Campground, Morris Pa not far from Wellsboro Pa. we were sitting by the camp fire and it came from the left side crossing over the horizon with a small curve Very Very vivid bright Yellow ball with a lighter tail and at the point of the tail vivid bright red felt like it was extremely low in the sky close to the horizon as if it was not real. The experience was very exciting

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  • Carly 7 years ago

    Saw it over Exeter PA! I told my friends I thought I saw an alien landing and they thought I was drunk lol. Was pretty slow not as fast as a shooting star, with a green hue to it. Now I know I’m not crazy!!

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  • dave 7 years ago

    I was in the middle of nowhere (New Albany, PA) lying on my back on the roof of a friend’s house. This was absolutely amazing. It was so bright and clear it was like i was watching an HD movie. I could almost make out the shape of the “rock”.

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  • jared 7 years ago

    I saw it fly over Lernerville Speedway, the color was super vivid. Red on the nose, ball was mostly yellow with a very long blue green tail. I was viewable for a solid 5-6 second as it crossed the sky. Awesome way to end eclipse week!!

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  • Scott Robertson 7 years ago

    Seen in NYC and it terrified us. From the roof of a open air Double Decker bus sightseeing, we were on the Manhattan Bridge looking at The Freedom Tower. It appeared as a large light heading towards the tower then rapidly sped towards it, several people screamed “oh no, not again”, then it turned brilliant green and we lost it behind the tower. A guy yelled “look, a shooting star”, by then we all figured it was too fast and bright to be.. well.. you know. Keep in mind we were downtown NYC, where you see absolutely zero stars in the washed out sky, a shooting star was most definitely not something I thought we could see.

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  • Elizabeth 7 years ago

    I was at my campsite Secluded Acres near Lake Ariel, PA. I saw it, really big meteor and it seemed to be low, at first it was yellow, but then it turned blue and finally green. Just maybe 10 secs then it went behind the trees in the woods.
    It was the most awesome experience I’ve had in a very long time.

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  • Rodney 7 years ago

    We saw it in Hellertown, PA. It was very low in the sky moving south to north

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  • shanan 7 years ago

    We saw it in Greencastle. It was a really cool thing to witness.

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  • Dave 7 years ago

    I saw it, along with several other friends, at the “Pickin’ in the Pasture” Bluegrass Festival, Held at the Alexander Farm, Lodi, NY. Spectacularly bright, long, green. i”m hoping to find a pic or video of it from someone!

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  • Nancy S 7 years ago

    Is this the same one I saw after 11 p.m. Hayward California, passage easterly to westerly, very bright, Aug 28 2017.

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    • Robert Lunsford 7 years ago

      Nancy and All,

      Your event was an entirely different one. You are located too far away plus it was traveling in the wrong direction.

      Robert Lunsford

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  • Dave 7 years ago

    I live about 15 minutes south of Pittsburgh & I was just parking my car about 9:30pm and the sky lit up brighter than I ever saw before. It was a strange color. Almost a green shade. It turned daylight for a brief moment, that’s how bright it was. I got out and didn’t see anything, it was partly cloudy here. So I got back in to finish parking and it flashed 2 more times quickly then that was the end of it. I had been wondering what it could of been till I came across this site. Now I know.

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