MBIQ indicates that a meteor was seen minutes ago over California on 17OCT2012 at 07'42 pm. The meteor appears to be slow-moving sporatic fireball meteor and NOT related to the Orionids meteor shower. The meteor fragmented with sonics and is a very good candidate for a meteorite producing event.


CHP and local San Mateo County police radio traffic about a meteor in the San Francisco Bay Area meteor on October 17, 2012:



Published on Oct 17, 2012 by hey8you: caught meteor on my dash cam 10-17-12



Raw footage of meteor breaking up over San Jose captured by our security camera from the Lick Observatory. (Camera is a little out of focus and tilted)


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© *c* Wes Jomes 2012
Camera capture of Belmont, California Fireball Meteor 17OCT2012
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Sighting Reports - Initial Sighting reports:

17OCT2012 Textor San Francisco 19:42:00 15 South to North Green to red to fire, breakup, then a boom about 25 seconds later brighter than the moon yes Almost straight north towards Marin

17OCT2012 Kim Carmel, CA 19:45:50 3 sec s-n white moon no no sound.. large in size

17OCT2012 Dina San Jose, CA USA 19:50:00 5-10 secs is what I saw Nw long flaming tail,blue and red, with a bright white ball like shape in front. very bright, tail was colored and looked like it was on fire, the front of the occurance was bright like the moon yes couldnt grab my camera in time

17OCT2012 peter hopper san jose, CA, usa 20:45:00 6 - 8 seconds From North to West Bright White whiter than the sun. As bright as the sun. But smaller. broke into two after 5 secs. Looked like it hit in Milpitas.. or silicon valley, east bay foothills.

17OCT2012 Chris Merced, Ca 19:50:00 10 sec Left to right, South to North White and then Green, no sound. I don't know what it was. white with a white tail fallign fast. Then end part was green, first par twas white. it appeared to split into 3 pcs. Same as if not brighter than moon. Thought it was a firework. But it was something distant. Yes, as it fell down and across the sky it fell into 3 pieces and vanishes out of view. Very shocked, I want to know if anyone else saw it as well. Thank you.

17OCT2012 Marisa Santa Rosa, CA, USA 19:45:00 30 sec Facing south going from sw to ne Bright white to red Bright as headlights Sparking off red towards the end Amazing!

17OCT2012 Charles San Jose, Ca., USA 19:55:00 5 sec until disappeared from line of sight s-n, left to right white&yellow/rushing sound followed by a bang about a min after sun yes no

17OCT20912 James Turk Scotts Valley, CA, USA 1946 PDT Approximately 4 seconds. Started near center of sky, and stopped at about 1/4 of sky away from northern horizon. Traveled south to north, or left to right from my vantage point. I was facing west. Fireball started out yellow, then flashed to a brilliant white before breaking into numerous smaller parts, each with their own yellowish fireball and trail. The main trail was greenish in color and extended behind the head for about 1/4 of the sky. I did not hear anything. Brighter than Venus, but not as bright as the sun. Yes. As the object traveled north, it broke into multiple smaller fragments. This was the biggest meteor I have ever seen, and I'm 63 years old.

10/17/2012 Marissa Jones Los Osos, Ca, USA 19:53:00 7 seconds S-N(left to right) Facing west White bright ball in front, neon green tail trailing behind Bright as the moon Tail fragmented at very end Beautiful and mysterious

17OCT2012 kelly and amy Santa Cruz CA 19:50:00 5 seconds West to East bright orange/red/white with green in the tail very bright, like fire works yes Looked up and saw what I thougt was a huge fire work in the sky, but it was traveling fast. Very bright, very big.

17OCT2012 Emily Waterford California 19:45:00 30 seconds West to north left to right Green yellow white blue Venus Yes No
17OCT2012 julia california 7:43pm PST >5 sec W; N-E bright yellow sun yes no

17OCT2012 Kristen Ferris Sunnyvale, CA, USA 19:45 PST 7 sec S-N Red, orange, gold, washed out yellow/no sound So bright it kept the bright mark retained when I look around for a long time No, just a very long streak/trail It was extremely large in every way. It looked like something from a end of the world disaster movie

17OCT2012 Joan C. Fresno, CA 1955 5 seconds SW to North Gold/yellow to bright green Moon Looked intact and just got smaller and disappeared I have never seen anything like it, amazing!

17OCT2012 Robert Ludan Carmel, California ISA 19:50 PST 5-10 seconds S-N Yellow/orang fireball moon Material dropping off tail Appeared to be very low altitude.

17OCT2012 Vanessa Novato, CA 19:46:00 10 sec Walking west on Wilson Avenue Bright white and yellow, no sound full moon bright absolutely and Thought it was a helicopter spotlight until I saw the fragments and heard no sound

17OCT2012 Charles San Jose, Ca., USA 19:55:00 5 sec until disappeared from line of sight s-n, left to right white&yellow/rushing sound followed by a bang about a min after sun yes no

UPDATE! All 300+ Sighting REPORTS can be seen here

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