Wednesday October 6 2021

On Tuesday evening, a fireball was seen over western Pennsylvania and Ohio. At least 3 dozen reports were sent in to the American Meteor Society around 8:18 PM EDT. They are plotted in the map below.

What is more compelling is the event was captured on a web cam facing over Pittsburgh, PA and shared by The National Weather Service. 

Contrast this with our last report of just audio from a daytime meteor. If you forgot, that report and five others over the prior 12 months is listed at the bottom of this report. 


Fireball Streak: Composite Image

Here we can see impressive view of the long lasting fireball of the urban area of Pittsburgh.

Eyewitness reports said this was green in color.



Fireball Color

The color of the light indicated the composition or material burning in the atmosphere. 

  • Green = Nickel
  • Yellow – Sodium
  • Magnesium – bright blue/white



Here was the event shared by National Weather Service in Pittsburgh.



Map of Sighting Reports

The concentration of vidsual confirmations was in Western Pennsylvania to central Ohio. The AMS triangulated the reports to suggest where the path was. This is identified on the map by a blue arrow.




Click here for the full list of repots to The American Meteor Society



Satellite Loop: Why We Missed It

Here in the Mid Atlantic, we might have been able to view this, of the weather cooperated. WE had cloud cover blocking our portion of the sky. We may have had a chance to view this if it was clear.

Here is the Infrared Satellite from Tuesday 8 PM to 9:30 PM. It may be hard to see, but low clouds not colored in here also dominated over much of north central Maryland to Pennsylvania. The clearing around Pittsburgh is shown in the dark shading over southwester PA.  




Explore More: Other recent reports 


Sep 18 Sound From Daytime Meteor Captured


March 21 – Bolide Video Composite and Reports


Jan 10 – At least 3 Fireballs This Past Weekend


Oct 11, 2020 – 5 Fireballs in 5 Days


Sep 30, 2020 – Fireball on Dash Cam


Sep 22, 2020 – Mystery: UFO or Fireball on Security Cam





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