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49. L.A. - February 2, 2009

Hello!
I was on the phone on my front steps in the Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco around 8pm last night (Sunday Feb. 1st) when I happened to glance up at the dark sky. I was surprised to immediately zero in on a bright, blazing and rather large, silver-white object falling - in a straight line - towards the Earth. It appeared to have a round shape with a bluish outline at its center. I was facing Northwest. No sound accompanied the object and I was only able to follow its trajectory for a few seconds, as a building prevented my from following it’s descent to the ground.
Did anyone else see this. I’m unsure as to whether it was a meteorite or, perhaps, a flare?

50. Gee - February 2, 2009

Yes!
I was driving north on 880 about 8pm last night (2/1/09) and saw the same thing! At first, I thought it was a plane crashing, since I had just left the Oakland airport but then it just kind of disappeared as it went down. I assumed it must have been a “falling star” and was surprised that I didn’t hear anything about it on the news last night. It was very bright, appeared very close, and was falling straight down. Was anyone else on 880 when they saw it?

51. Deb - February 2, 2009

I was driving on 101 north around Soledad toward Salinas when this huge object with a very long tail sped across the sky directly in front of me then disappeared. I could see “sparks” coming off the tail. It was probably 8 times larger than any other faliing star I have ever seen in my life. WOW!! I wanted to stop the other travelers that were on the highway with me because it was so amazing. I looked on the internet when I got home a couple of hours later but couldn’t find anything.

52. Deb - February 2, 2009

That amazing falling star was at 7:38 p.m.

53. Dick - February 2, 2009

Feb 1, 2009- early evening.I live in Scotts Valley near Santa Cruz. I was sitting withfriends after watching the Superbowl. I have big windows and what looked like a big Shooting Star or Meteorite shot across my vision area going down in the Northwest Sky. It was the second largest Shooting Star I’ve ever seen and appeared Bright Green. I have only seen something as large as this once before and Never Green like this one.

54. Pamela Britton - February 2, 2009

I saw the same thing! I shot up from my couch and went outside to see if there was an impact. When nothing happened, I assumed it was a meteor headed out to sea.

Definately the biggest meteor I’ve ever seen. I was like War of the Worlds :)

55. Kate - February 2, 2009

I saw the same thing, only from McKinleyville, up in Humboldt County, and we were facing south. It looked like it was traveling from south east to northwest. At first it looked like a fast moving plane, then it got larger, turned brighter orange, then suddenly expanded and turned from orange to green before it exploded. It produced a spectacular shower of large green “sparks”. It looked almost like a firework had been set off but it was way to big and the direction was all wrong. I’ve never seen anything so large, nor last so long as it traveled across the night sky. It was really spectacular!

56. Mario - February 2, 2009

I saw this same thing over in south san francisco. Close to 280. I was outside and it looked like it was traveling very fast and appeared to have a large tail.

57. Robert - February 3, 2009

I saw it while driving north on 85 near Cupertino around 7:30 PM. It was just as described by L.A. (comment 49). The cars on the freeway slowed down, causing me to brake as well.

58. Cherie - February 3, 2009

My daughter and i were headed south on highway 101, near garberville,,in humboldt county..at 7:38pm. Just after the superbowl.
We first noticed what we thought looked like a large falling star. Traveling west towards the ocean. It became larger with orange and blue flames and long tail. It didnt seem to explode,,just got bigger,,from our view..This was the biggest we have ever seen. Cherie and Quinn

59. Janet - February 3, 2009

Several of us saw the same thing while standing around a firepit after the superbowl in Cotati, California. I pointed and yelled “Look, look, look!!” It was spectacular.

60. Jen - February 3, 2009

I saw it too!!! Just past 7:30pm coming home from a Superbowl party going west on Hwy4; spotted it in the Northwest sky. Definitely the biggest and longest I had ever seen! It was amazing. Just wish I could have recorded it somehow!

61. Lorrie - February 3, 2009

I saw the superbowl meteorite from highway 89 near Hat Creek. From my angle it looked like it would have landed somewhere between Burney and Redding. Does anyone know if it hit?

62. They'reAlreadyHere - February 5, 2009

i was just coming up to Page + Masonic in SF with my girlfriend and we both saw it. yeah that looked bigger than any shooting star i’ve ever seen. i thought it had to have landed in the ocean. it was so close! and it happened so fast. but yeah maybe reddingi’d really like to know.

63. dan and sara - February 8, 2009

We were traveling south bound on 101 going southbound from smith river california. It was moving very fast and was very big. It started white then turned green and then yellow before it disappeared. It was 7:38 p.m. By far the coolest thing we’ve ever seen. We thought it had to of landed somewhere in humboldt county.

64. Claudine - February 12, 2009

I live in Lake County, Ca. I had guests one of whom is a street astronomer who was setting up his telescope for his wife and myself on the evening of Feb 1st to view the sky. I have 180 degree panoramic view. Out of the east from behind up traveling southwest, the fireball proceeded across the lake and then burned out or disappeared. It was approximately 1/5 the size of the moon, there was ‘jagged’ green ‘flames’ on the front of the meteor. The ball white to yellow outlined in red. There was orange out of the back of it, and the tail was red which extended from where we were, across the lake lasting for only a seconds. It was huge, spectacular - what a treat!

65. Colleen - February 12, 2009

I live in Roseville, Ca. and I was leaving a superbowl party heading west on
interstate 80. I thought it was a shooting star then realized by the color and
size that it had to be a meteorite. It was truly amazing. I am glad that I was not the only person who saw it. (I was driving by myself)