2sec N-E Brite white and orange bright firework like Yes Twin tails20 SEP 2012 Todd James Portsmouth, RI, USA 2245 EST
4 to 5 seconds South to North Initially white, turned orange, then turned greenish-blue as it got low on horizon Like a flare but definately not a flare. Yes, from the "ball" itself. The tail was approximately 5 times longer than the ball itself. The tail remained a bright white even though the ball changed color. Was definately not the typical "shooting star".
Massachusetts fireballOther event
My wife and daughter just got home. About 15 minutes ago, around 0230 UTC, while driving to the north on a road aligned north/south, they saw an extremely bright fireball pass overhead from south to north, disappearing below the northern horizon in front of them. They described is as bright white, brighter than a full moon, large in appearance, leaving what appeared to be a smoke trail. The observation was made at approximately 71 deg 10.5 min W 42 deg 6 min N. They perceived the light from behind them before sighting the meteor as it passed overhead. It was moving somewhat slowly. Duration of the passage was approximately 15 seconds. It would likely have also been visible in New Hampshire.
Richard Kramer - posted on meteorobs list
Thank you Richard for your fine report!
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~ 01:00 20 SEP 2012 Charles Vartanian Jefferson Township, NJ 1:04 AM EST
4 seconds I was facing northwest. It appeared to be slowly dropping or moving direcly down and away. Direction the fireball or meteor was travelling was probably northwest. Bright white with a bit of other color. No sound heard but we experienced a brief power outage about 30 seconds after I saw it. 8 times Venus brightness. Yes. I think it was heading away towards the northwest but falling rapidlly till below the horizon.