Again: ‘Green Fireball’ Lights Up The Night Sky Across Southern California, Sparks Dozens Of Meteor Reports
About 50 people contacted the American Meteor Society on Thursday with reports of a ‘green fireball’ lighting up the sky. Sightings were reported in Ventura, Anaheim, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Paso Robles, San Francisco and Santa Barbara, according to the group’s website.
Photographer Susan Lary of the Southern California Weather Authority captured the so-called fireball and provided the image to NBC News.
Lary’s photograph (pictured, above) was taken with a 1-minute exposure in Lancaster, Calif., facing southwest.
‘I saw a light and looked directly at the meteor as it came down in the ocean off Corona Del Mar. Bits came off, and it was bright white,’ Laguna Hills resident Patric Barry wrote in an email to NBC4.
Barry spotted the object out of his living room window about 10:35 p.m.
LA Meteor Creates Bright Light Across Southern California Sky, According To Witness Reports – “Los Angeles residents reported seeing a bright light zoom across the Southern California sky late Thursday. Dozens of witnesses submitted accounts to the American Meteor Society that they saw what appeared to be a fireball, which is a very bright meteor, at about 10:30 p.m. The reports came in from across the LA area, including Alhambra, Anaheim, Burbank, Culver City, Garden Grove, La Crescenta, Pasadena and Ventura. ‘There was extreme detail of this fireball from my location,’ Leslie A. of La Crescenta reported to AMS. ‘I actually saw flames with a trail of glowing lime green attached to it. [It was] very large in size.’” Read more.