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Green/Blue streak in the sky spotted all over east coast including Upstate South Carolina

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:28 AM

Green/Blue Streak In The Sky Spotted All Over East Coast Including Upstate South Carolina

Facebook and Twitter lit up with reports from many of our viewers who spotted a strange greenish, blue streak in the sky. Reports came in from across the upstate and around the country.

The Oconee County dispatch tells News Channel 7, one fire department headed to the northern part of the county, after getting calls and reports from concerned residents, but found nothing.

The reports centered around a sighting just before 9 pm.
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:28 AM
A Green/Blue streak left some people who saw it speechless.
This is likely a meteor streak witnessed all over the east coast.

Chief Meteorologist Christy Henderson checked in with the national weather service and said the only logical explanation is a meteor.

That is the concensus around the country too.

Reports have come from Indiana, Maryland, Louisiana and Illinois. A station in Chicago posted a story quoting Astronomer Chris Lintott who said, "The shooting star, which was a meteor probably about the size of ten grains of salt, likely won't hit the ground and won't become a meteorite."

Sounds pretty cool.

2011Meteor Activity Outlook for January 15-21, 2011

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Wednesday January 19th. At that time the moon lies opposite of the sun and is present in the sky all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the early morning hours, allowing a brief window of opportunity to view under conditions free of interfering moonlight during the last few hours before the start of morning twilight. The estimated total hourly rates for evening observers this week is near three no matter your location.
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:40 AM
my thought with the major increase in solar activity ...... ahhh hell what is it called northern light ummm..... aurora hell i don't know solar disturbance normally seen as green and blue light in the sky typically over Alaska...

yeah aurora momentary lapse of being a complete idiot

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:44 AM
I also saw one around 9 p.m. had just stepped out side to get a little fresh air.

It looked to be a meteorite , we call them shooting stars or falling stars here in the south.

Time 9 p.m.

Place Connelly Springs N.C.

Looking NW.

That's about all i can add.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:48 AM
Wow people call the cops for just about anything nowadays, I mean seriously.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 01:39 AM
Huge green ball reported over New Mexico last night. I'm betting on space junk reentering the atmosphere.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 02:05 AM
Peekskill Fireball Meteor

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:04 AM

Originally posted by GodofWar411
my thought with the major increase in solar activity ...... ahhh hell what is it called northern light ummm..... aurora hell i don't know solar disturbance normally seen as green and blue light in the sky typically over Alaska...

yeah aurora momentary lapse of being a complete idiot

Aurora Borealis I believe is the term you are looking for, no?

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 06:45 AM
reply to post by TrowaBarton

i don't know but the more i read about it the less i think that is a possibility ..... but space junk highly probable

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:07 AM
This is huge... the whole East Coast you say?!?
Wouldn´t it be odd for space-junk to travel north-south (or south-north) due to rotation of Earth?
Northern Lights... I don´t buy into that, since they are constantly moving, being sunrays reaction with ionized particles in the atmosphere...
I find this very, vey interesting - especially for the timing of it - so I´ll keep an open mind for what it is...
Any photos of it???

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 10:59 AM
Still checking for more news.

At approxiametly 8:45 pm, 1/19/2011, a bright blue-green streak of fast moving meteor was spotted from just south of Lake Ave on Kensington Blvd. This was unusual because it was very close to the ground and not in coincidence with a scheduled meteor shower. This small pebble of space rock, whose surface was being heated near 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit, contained a high degree of copper in order to achieve this large bright blue-green color just above our heads. Recent earth-quakes below us, blue-green meteors above us, and here I am stuck in Indiana along with all of you. (Kirtis Christensen - Fort Wayne, IN)p/ex]

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 11:19 AM

January 19, 2011 11:45 pm PT

( -- Residents reported a green flash of light from Chicago down to Indiana on Wednesday night.

The reports come a week after the meteor sighting across the Southern United States. This event was likely another one of the meteors. It is interesting that these sightings are becoming more and more numerous.

Astronomers have no word on the recent uproar in meteors, however have said it is not too uncommon, possibly a dense meteor shower field that may not have been detected yet.

Skywatchers across the world should keep their eyes on the night sky if observing, you never know what you'll find.

That is an awesome picture! For some reason, it does not look like I thought it would. I expected it to look more like a meteor streaking across the sky.
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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 11:29 AM
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That picture looks fake. The reflection at the bottom has colors that are a bit off. That just looks like an airbrushed smudge on a nighttime photo.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 11:36 AM
That does not look like a meteorite trail... more like an Auroral display. Meteorite trails disappear quickly.

Since they say the reports are a week old though it does match up with the Quandratid meteor shower

Meteors from a Shattered Comet:
the Quadrantids

The Quadrantid meteor shower is one of the year's best, producing more than 100 meteors per hour from a radiant near the North Star. In 2011 forecasters expect the shower to peak sometime between 21:00 UT (3:00 pm EST) on January 3 and 06:00 UT (01:00 am EST) on January 4. The peak is brief, typically lasting no more than an hour or so. Observers who wish to try to catch it are advised to look during the hours before local dawn on Tuesday, Jan. 4th, when the shower's radiant is high in the sky.

But I get NASA news releases and I found this one very interesting...

NASA Science News for Jan. 12, 2011 2010 ended with an unprecedented flurry of small comets diving into the Sun. Researchers say this could herald a much larger comet still to come. FULL STORY at

Jan. 12, 2011: The sun has just experienced a storm—not of explosive flares and hot plasma, but of icy comets.

"The storm began on Dec 13th and ended on the 22nd," says Karl Battams of the Naval Research Lab in Washington, DC. "During that time, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) detected 25 comets diving into the sun. It was crazy!"

Sundiving comets—a.k.a. "sungrazers"—are nothing new. SOHO typically sees one every few days, plunging inward and disintegrating as solar heat sublimes its volatile ices. "But 25 comets in just ten days, that's unprecedented," says Battams.

"The comets were 10-meter class objects, about the size of a room or a house," notes Matthew Knight of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. "As comets go, these are considered small."

Also found this one... Cyanide Gas from comets

Cometary Poison Gas Geyser Heralds Surprises

The comet has already shocked the science team by producing a massive surge of CN, the cyanogen radical commonly known as "cyanide." Cyanide itself wasn't the surprise; CN is a common ingredient of comet cores. Rather, it was the size and purity of the outburst that has researchers puzzled.

What gets me is that more and more in these reports I am seeing words like 'shocked'; 'surprised'; 'puzzled'; 'confused'; 'baffled' etc coming from the scientists

Seems our local space is tossing one surprise after another at them these days..

So things are NOT normal

I need to start reading those press releases more often

Global Eruption Rocks the Sun

Dec. 13, 2010: On August 1, 2010, an entire hemisphere of the sun erupted. Filaments of magnetism snapped and exploded, shock waves raced across the stellar surface, billion-ton clouds of hot gas billowed into space. Astronomers knew they had witnessed something big.

It was so big, it may have shattered old ideas about solar activity.

"The August 1st event really opened our eyes," says Karel Schrijver of Lockheed Martin's Solar and Astrophysics Lab in Palo Alto, CA. "We see that solar storms can be global events, playing out on scales we scarcely imagined before."
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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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Oops I just added the link. Take a look at the article, its dated the 19th of January.
The report they have is the same one of the meteor that was spotted across Chicagoland just last night.

I would agree, that picture from The looks more like a Auroral display.
And it is above Chicago, from the skyline in that picture. That is definitely Chicago.

Maybe they just added a picture? Like some newspapers do???

I will keep looking.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:20 PM
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Still trying to get more details of the pic they have up at
Found a few website that are reporting comments from witnesses.


From Charlotte, NC

it was really cool ball of green glow. my husband thought it was a firework left over from new years but there was no sound but a big ball of green glowing something with a glowing trail

from Burlington, NC

I was driving in my truck talking with a friend. We had the windows rolled up and the heater fan on. I didn’t hear anything from outside the vehicle.
General_Remarks = I was driving towrds work on Forestdale Dr between the Forestdale apartments and the K-Mart. Through the windsheild I saw a very bright fireball with a tail streaking across the sky. I lost sight very quickly when it went down behind trees/buildings.

Charlotte, NC

This happened on a very clear night, and it was an amazing sight. The best shooting star I have ever witnessed. It was so bright and large that I was waiting for an impact!

Could this be more evidence of a new meteor stream? Approaching asteroids? Solar grazing comets? Inquiring and paranoid minds want to know…

Many report it as looking like fireworks. That sounds like a meteor...
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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:34 PM

My kids and i were on I-485 in North Carolina when we saw the ball of green light with a tail streaming from the sky. We were near the airport @ around 2050 on January 19th, 2011 We thought it was a plane that has crashed because it was so bright. I just told my kids to make a big wish for the big fallen star. It was an awesome sight to see.

January 20th, 2011 on 8:32 am
I saw this meteor from my bedroom window in Ovid, Michigan. Headed into the southern sky, the unusual bluish green meteor was spectacular and streaked across the sky at amazing speed around 9PM. I’ve not heard anything on the news about it this morning. I’m glad to see I’m not alone in witnessing the celestial event!

January 20th, 2011 on 9:55 am
I was driving home from work in Charlotte. Going down 485 close to the airport when I saw it. It was a bright green fiery ball. I also thought it might have been fireworks but there was no noise and it was too big. I am pretty sure other people saw it as well as I saw some folks tap their breaks.
It was pretty big and I bet if you could find a way to access the woods where it went you’d find some evidences of it.

January 20th, 2011 on 10:17 am
I am from Lansing MI and I saw it. Look south, it went from ~10:00 in the sky to ~4:00. Lasted about 3 seconds.

January 20th, 2011 on 11:24 am
I saw this as well. I’m in Algonac Michigan.
I too was waiting for an explosion but apparently it wasn’t large enough for that type of outcome.
There was no tree-line to shield my view of the event. It burned out at about 15 degrees above the horizon. Incredible sight!

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:39 PM
What In The World Was That Strange Light?
Green Light Sightings Reported Over Detroit

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. -- Residents in Oakland and Macomb Counties were buzzing Wednesday night after reportedly seeing a strange light dance through the sky.

Police said they received several calls from people who claimed to have seen the green flash over the 12 Mile Road corridor between Gratiot in Roseville and Interstate 75 in Madison Heights.
Many of the callers described the light as a shooting star or green fireworks.

There is no official word on what the light was. There are no reports of any property damage.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:42 PM

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:45 PM
Hahaha I remember when that dude was trippin on the green fire ball or what not.

Then he got mad at the "agency"

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