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Feb 17 2015

Brilliant Fireball Meteor Lights up Early Morning Sky over Pennsylvania-February 17, 2015

 

Brilliant Fireball Meteor Lights up Early Morning Sky over Pennsylvania-February 17, 2015

At about 4:50 AM, numerous residents observed a brilliant fireball meteor moving across the sky over  sections of Pennsylvania and other states. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received reported sightings from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and New York. http://www.amsmeteors.org/2015/02/early-morning-pittsburgh-fireball/

Some observers in the Pittsburgh area according to the AMS heard an accompanying boom along with the observation of the meteor. One report I received from the Altoona area in Blair County, described a blue fireball that lit up the area as it passed over.

The fireball and the luminous flash where darkness was turned to daylight for seconds as the meteor passed over, were recorded on the Accucam Webcam Network: http://TinyURL.com/AccuCams. Thanks to Ron Shawley and Accuweather Meteorologist Jesse Ferrell for their input and permissions.

Note: This video also shows light pillars, an atmospheric phenomena recorded in Pennsylvania.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vtdVVZyOj8&feature=youtu.be

I am recording Greensburg-Pittsburgh area observations of this meteor event so please
contact me with details of what you saw. I can be reached at 724-838-7768
or paufo@comcast.net.
Make your official meteor observation report to:
http://www.amsmeteors.org/category/fireball-sightings/