Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fireball over Wisconsin - Missouri , April 14

A bright fireball has been seen over Wisconsin aroud 10:00 p.m. local time of April 14, 2010. The fireball has been seen from Wisconsin to Missouri. National Weather Service offices in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Davenport and Des Moines, Iowa, and St. Louis and Kansas City in Missouri all received numerous reports.

Many surveillance cameras should have recorded the night-landscape illuminated by the fireball.

The fireball was caught on a webcam from University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences:

Please click on animation to see a bigger version

(Credit: UW-Madison AOS/SSEC)

The fireball was also caught by a Howard County Iowa Sheriff's Deputy.  Also the Doppler Radar from the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities appeared to capture a portion of the smoke trail from the fireball at 1002 PM local time (CDT), as seen in the image below. It appears as a thin line extending across portions of Grant and Iowa Counties in Wisconsin. Click on the image to see a bigger version.

By Ernesto Guido


Brandon UW-madison said...

dude! I love comets!

Anonymous said...

There was one last night as well! I did not see the first one but this one was green and blue with a redish tail.....