Green fireball meteor spotted over Asheville last night

| August 30, 2012 | Comments (4)

See a big, bright, green meteor over Asheville last night? A rare green fireball was spotted over our city on Wednesday night at about 10:48 p.m.

The same fireball meteor was spotted in a five-state area including North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia, with most spottings seemingly clustered around Asheville, Charlotte and Greensboro.

An account from an eyewitness:

5 sec south to north blazing white, started out small, like a shooting star, then grew bigger, angled down and turned brilliant green, then broke apart in green bits at the end (trees were blocking my view slightly at the end, this is what appeared to happen) startes out like a shooting star, then increased in brightness and size, dimmed slightly when green at the very end of my view it appeared to break off into several fragments This was A-mazing. It was very bright and terribly beautiful!

Watch a black and white video of the fireball here.

Details about the meteor here.


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  1. Meredith English says:

    We saw this, too. We are in Black Mountain, NC and were outside at a Wailers show. It was absolutely amazing! I wasn’t sure what I was watching! There was a strange sound that went along with….very neat!

  2. Justin & Keree Britts says:

    We saw this meteor in Giles Co. Virginia!

  3. Melissa says:

    It was amazing! I’ll never forget it.

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