Mike's Astro Photos
Nov.12 2010

Breaking News: Fireball in Baltimore MD and York PA Nov 12, 2010 8:30 PM

by , under Comets & Meteors

I was on my way home from meteorite hunting when I got a call from a neighbor in Freeland MD. He said he had just witnessed a huge fireball from the south-south-east headed to the north. The time was 8:30 on November 12th. He said it left a trail across the sky that stayed illuminated for several seconds after the meteor passed. It was bright enough to lighten the ground of the deck where he was standing. Based on his report it sounds like it would have started over Baltimore MD and ended in Harrisburg PA. I will post more information as it becomes available. Any witnesses to this event are encouraged to submit their account to the American Meteor Society Fireball Report.


3 Comments for this entry

  • Adam

    A friend and I were walking near the State Capitol building in Harrisburg when we saw an orange ball fly lazily through the sky. I honestly thought it was some sort of small rocket, until the friend pointed out that who would get away with firing a rocket from a rooftop towards the capitol dome? I think we saw it!

  • Felix Stacherski

    Both myself and a co- worker saw the same object pass over the City of Reading Pa from the southeast heading northwest right around 8:30. The fireball was large and left a trail.

  • Ellen Rutt

    I live in Gaithersburg,Maryland and also saw it. It was headed North and appeared to be low in the sky. It was headed in the direction of Frederick, Maryland.

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