In the last 24 hours the AMS has received confirmed reports about 4 unique fireball events all occurring near 4:00 AM UTC time. The most recent event occurred in Arkansas and Missouri on May 19th near 3:37 UTC. At the same time 3:37 UTC 4 witnesses reported a fireball in Arizona. The distance between these two locations would inhibit witnesses from observing the same fireball from both locations. On May 18th two large fireball meteors were also spotted within an hour of each other, one over the central east coast and another in Colorado. Below is a table of the events in question.
|AMS ID||UTC DATE AND TIME||ESTIMATED HEADING||STATES WITNESSED|
|1082||2013-05-18 03:47 UTC||South East -> North West||CO|
|1081||2013-05-18 04:26 UTC||South East -> North West||CT, MD, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, WV|
|1083||2013-05-19 03:37 UTC||South East -> North West||AR, IL, IN, MI, MO, OH, TN|
|1084||2013-05-19 03:37 UTC||South South East -> North North West||AZ|
Below is a map of the four events, illustrating the common direction of these fireballs.
Google Earth users can download a KMZ file containing the trajectory estimates for these four events (you must unzip the file before opening in Google Earth). If you witnessed any of these fireball events please fill out an official fireball report.