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?
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?
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.
Feb 1, 2009- early evening.Ilive in ScottsValley
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.
I saw the same thing,
only from McKinleyville, up in HumboldtCounty,
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!
My daughter and i were headed south on highway 101, near garberville,,inhumboldtcounty..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
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
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 redding…i’d really
like to know.
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.
I live in LakeCounty,
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!
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)