People in California, Oregon and Washington have spotted what some call the “most amazing” fireball they have ever seen. The fireball, which was a meteor hitting the atmosphere, appeared in the evening of October 23. Hundreds of people witnessed the phenomenon, who gathered at the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) to report their species.
“It was amazing,” David told IMO.
Debra described her experience in detail, saying: “The falling object was so green and dramatic that I started screaming at the passenger in my car -” oh God – look, look at that … “
“Then I saw it shatter into several pieces and I kept trying to see how far the passenger was helping me drive.
“I was wondering then if it could be fireworks, but I was sure it was a meteor and I came home and started checking the computer for other reports. It was definitely green.”
Jululi said: “I was in my car and accidentally found myself directly in front of me and quickly fell along the horizon.
“In one to two seconds it was almost as bright as a full moon.”
Marcia said: “In my 63 years of watching stars and meteors often, watching comets, I have NEVER seen anything approaching this magnitude.
“I almost thought it was a full moon at the beginning, but it was a crescent and this was bigger, it was burning and falling.
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Air enters the pores of the rock, pushing it out and causing it to explode.
The IMO said: “Fireballs are meteors that look brighter than normal. Due to the speed with which they hit the Earth’s atmosphere, fragments larger than one millimeter have the ability to create a glowing glow as they break through the celestial bodies above.
“These bright meteors are what we call fireballs and they often cause fear and awe in those who witness them.”