NBC: Meteor fireball reported over San Francisco Bay Area — Clearly visible on Doppler radar (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Published: February 16th, 2013 at 5:06 am ET
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NBC Bay Area:

On a day that had a lot of people talking about meteorites and asteroids, a fireball of some sort was seen streaking across the Bay Area skies.

Source: ABC7 (Bob Moreno)

The fireball was seen around 7:45 p.m. Sightings of the fireball were reported across the Bay Area and large areas of the West Coast.

It was bluish in color and appeared to be heading straight to the ground, according to one viewer in Santa Clara which is located in the center of Silicon Valley. [...]

“I saw that meteor/fireball over Solano County after spending the day reporting on asteroids and fireballs,” said NBC Bay Area reporter Jodi Hernandez. [...]

CBS San Francisco:

[...] sightings were reported throughout the Bay Area, from Santa Clara to Fairfield, and even in the Central Valley cities of Fresno and Stockton. Jonathan Braidman, an astronomer with the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, said that it appears that the three astronomical events seen Friday are unrelated.

NBC Bay Area Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri:

This is not fog, it is not rain, again it’s part of the meteor that streaked across the sky and or part of it’s contrail [...]

Whether its related to the other coincidences happening across the world in the past 24 hours, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Watch the NBC broadcast here

Published: February 16th, 2013 at 5:06 am ET
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26 comments to NBC: Meteor fireball reported over San Francisco Bay Area — Clearly visible on Doppler radar (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

  • ion jean ion jean

    So many versions of what happened for what should be a very exacting science…unlike epidemiology where much is debated or challenged…

    We are a high tech society…the instrumentation is in place to see even a small object "incoming"

    If a chunk hit Russia and another in Cali, maybe TPTB feared another hit to Fukushima or meteor induced tsunami?

    We have no single body in media or gov with the integrity and follow through to effectively pursue truth and justice anymore

    (Thanks be to enenews…get a video to go viral and we'll have millions more here…probably need cute puppies in it tho)

    Let's see if anyone's gone to S. America again…


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  • Anthony Anthony

    Huge Fireball Over Japan Caught on Camera Yesterday (30 sec vid)

    Posted By: Jordon [Send E-Mail]
    Date: Friday, 15-Feb-2013 12:17:55

    In Response To: CELESTIAL OBJECT EXPLODES IN CUBA (IZAKOVIC)
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    Huge Fireball Over Japan – 1 Day Before Asteroid 2012 DA14's Close Approach – Valentine's Day 2013

    http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=269457


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  • Anthony Anthony

    Enormous fireball seen from Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, 13 February 2013
    lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com
    Thu, 14 Feb 2013 03:20 CST
    http://www.sott.net/article/258395-Enormous-fireball-seen-from-Belgium-The-Netherlands-and-Germany-13-February-2013

    News
    Huge fireball over Japan on Valentine's Day
    Suspected meteor explosion reported in Cuba
    Fireball lights up Northern California skies: Reports
    Airburst explained: NASA addresses the Russian meteor explosion
    Meteor blast in Russia biggest in 100 years
    NASA invents explanation for recent fireball cluster: It's 'fireball season'


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  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

    perhaps all those bunkers being built and refurbished throughout the world, over the last fifteen years, maybe indicated someone knew something and decided against telling the rest…


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  • rachelmouse

    World is like an old
    baseball, falling apart
    at the seams


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  • hbjon hbjon

    Mainstream headline……Former boyscout conceives of child in a happy same sex union, with witnesses observing a brilliant comet triumphantly streaking through the heavens. Wise women approving with gracious smiles and gifts. Involuntary eye rolls seen through out the golden state.


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  • Sickputer

    Good video in this news report in which they attribute it to debris from Halley's comet;

    http://youtu.be/2vauHNn_SkU

    SP: Halley's comet is far from earth and won't be visible until the next pass-by in 2061. Perhaps they meant the debris is from a Halley type comet.

    Hope we all make it to the next viewing in 48 years. My prospects are slim, but my daughter was one year old when it passed in 1986. Hopefully she will experience it again. Very rare for a comet to appear twice in a human lifespan. Halley is the only comet scientists know of that has that trait. So more than rare…unique.


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    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

      @Sickputer

      Haley's? What a disappointment. All my life I hoped to live for certain long enough to see the brilliant Haley's! Every year I realized I was that much closer to viewing it. It turned out to be so faint (in Florida) that one had to look slightly away from it to detect it at all. I don't think Haley's has enough oomph, nor is it close enough to us today, to explain what is happening.


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      • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

        @Sickputer

        Also, just thinking of what I've just read, what they will need to add is not only the cute puppies but a frolicking horse and an unusual sheep side by side with a goat. We wanted transparency and we got it! At least as far as news anchors are concerned but we had hoped for "transparency" on government, not animals.

        Who knows what is happening? Exactly what meteor shower is supposed to be happening now? Bigger and better than the Leonids? I'm not aware of any prominent one.


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    • amberlight amberlight

      Sickputer, I downloaded the October 2012 video you linked to and checked it out frame by frame. I am still trying to figure out what in tarnation is that OTHER phenomenon that explodes out of nowhere above the meteor trail. There were apparently TWO events taking place in plain view, but the smiling well-groomed news flack and his intellectually challenged sidekick were oblivious to the fact. Do you know if there has ever been an explanation for what occurred that night?


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  • nedlifromvermont

    So now we've got dash-cam video from Russia that nuclear plants really are at risk from things like … ASTEROID IMPACT … and still the world sucks heedlessly at the poison teat of the nuclear psychopaths who would refuse to believe in reality …

    So the nuclear sociopaths proceed with their dumbing down of society, through low brow programming, to take peoples' minds off this potential reality … as well as the far more likely real threat of Nuclear Power Plant Stranding by ocean level rise …

    I checked into recent studies of ice melt in Greenland, West Antarctica and the Ross and Ronne Ice Shelves … surface melt increasing at all location and grounding lines in landward retreat, everywhere, … and still the cultish Nuclear Regulatory Commission (a.k.a. Toothless Toadies of the NRC) insist on building out sites like Turkey Point in poor old corrupted Florida … instead of decommissioning, abandoning and getting the hell over to some higher ground all this nasty stuff (per Bob Alvarez: over 1,000,000 rem per hour or 10,000 Sieverts per hour) spent nuclear fuel !!!! !!!! Holy Shite Ma!!

    Which extremely nasty stuff it turns out is really hard to fart around with, underwater, cranes, robots, bulkhead seals, radiation leaks, clogged filters, stack releases, and residual heat … la dee dee la dee da … all in a day's work for criminally insane perpetrators of this heinous, "so-called", industry …

    just sayin' …

    peace!


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  • irhologram

    Last night, while George Noory interviewed Richard C. Hoagland on Coast to Coast AM, Bob called from Russia, near the scene of the "meteor,". On the south of town. He sounded extremely credible. He said that there were two nuclear-like flashes of light, two huge booms, and then lots of littler booms. Hoagland's theory had been intelligent control of the bus sized meteor, because it entered through satellites without hitting anything, which Hoagland says was unlikely. But he listened to Bob, American citizen, a caller, and after considering the eyewitness account, said that a meteor would only have produced one explosion. Bob said many pieces of junk debris…parts ands pieces, and rained down and could be heard on roofs… . He said the town is home to an S400 missile battery. He saw two superbig contrails at around 4-5000 ft. from the direction of the nukes..he noticed after the.flashes 1 min. 40 sec. Apart and two of the biggest bangs, he ever heard. There were rumors there was a shoot down of something they didn't know what it was…a UFO. Military report through a military friend said it was time to take iodine pills.


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    • Johnny Blade

      NICE!!~Vlad Putin probably shot down a ET vessel piloted by humans we'd descended from when they colonized Earth and when they figured they were about to lose their best sources of entertainment when our leadership and runaway technology lead us right off the edge of the cliff and Bozo's Circus & Lost In Space reruns are no longer beamed to the home planet so they sent an intergalactic cargo vessel with the right gear and advisers to neutralize Fuku-D and turn the global waste buildup into non-radioactive gold!!(?)~Somehow I kind of doubt that if the "rocks" were "intelligently-navigated through obstacles such as satellites and Earth-sourced space junk" that they would be shot down by a SAM if they paid us a visit KNOWING what kind of homicidal-suicidal,war-mongering a-holes our kind was in advance but on the other hand maybe the use of some type of ordnance against big rocks that don't disintegrate enough by the time they reach a set altitude in a portion of our lower atmosphere where it still is effective enough to prevent masses big enough to make explosive impact comparable to nuclear weapon detonations in a couple of possibly populated regions or better to opt for blasting it into smaller pieces that will mostly burn up? Or is option #2 better since the now greater number of much smaller rocks that hit hundreds of structures and places & over 1,000 people the better choice?!-probably(?)…That "zinc"(fuel)factory direct hit & black smoke kinda sucks though! :|


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  • irhologram

    Heart and I were discussing anomalies: two parallel con-looking trails that have perpendicular spikes in repeating patterns in an arc, which would not be directed by gravity, and after explosion, continued in a smaller diameter in the exact trajectory. Two or three days ago, Russia fenced in Guam with missiles…and Kerry can't get Russia to return his phone calls. If this wasn't a meteor and this wasn't a UFO, the other possibility is Russia and the U?S are going at it….and that would include other locations of sightings…in Cuba and California…and "comments sections on various blogs suggest there are even more locations. After listening to Bob, I'd really like more information from eyewitnesses and hope some of the junk becomes available for analysis…but I doubt that will happen…either because it doesn't exist…or because it DOES.


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  • nedlifromvermont

    Whoah Nellie … we're talking meteors here … not ICBM's …

    truth is plenty strange without the embellishing … jmho

    peace …


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  • irhologram

    I am only relaying to you what a caller who sounded credible …said on a call in show and PRESENTED it as such…not as my OPINION. However, both Heart of Rose and I find the trail of the meteor odd…that part, I stand by. It IS odd. The fact that its odd doesn't tell me WHY it's odd. The collection of other facts above, and not of the eye witness is also odd. It's odd that John Kerry can't get a response in his attempt to contact Russia. It's odd that Russia has deployed its missiles to Guam. Like it or not, these things are odd. It's odd that Tunguska happened on the exact same calendar day as this meteor. It's odd that this undetected meteor came at the same time as one we were expecting to narrowly dodge. Now THIS is my opinion: the pursuit of truth requires evaluation of multiple sources, particularly if they don't agree. Being only hours out from the event, IMO it is foolish to accept any one mainline view before gathering data. I present this info in the hopes of open inquiry.


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    • Jebus Jebus

      Consider, that universal history repeates itself over vast distances and time.
      Cycles are universal in time.
      What goes around comes around.
      There have been before and are now more rocks incoming.
      We are in a universal cycle that was noticed long ago.
      By people who had all day and all night to watch the sky.
      Even though I could see John Kerry pushing the wrong button,
      I don't think politics has anything to do with the universe…


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    • NoNukes NoNukes

      irhologram,

      Thanks for relaying it, I don't listen to that radio program and I am in favor of "open inquiry," we are all very talented at forming our own opinions. Russia…and Cuba…these meteors are retro, aren't they?


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  • bonsairebellion bonsairebellion

    Any of you science minded ene-ers see a correlation between our shrinking atmosphere
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/16/nasa.upper.atmosphere.shrinking/index.html
    and its ability to burn up meteors?


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  • ftlt

    I have seen one in the past… They are not super common… But, they do come often enough not to be rare events… The one I saw spectacular and did no major damage


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