Location of Sighting: Moreno Valley, California
Date of Sighting: April 8, 2019
Time of Sighting: 4 AM PDT
Description: Hi: I live in Moreno Valley. About 30 minutes ago we were driving back from the casino and I looked towards my right and saw a bright neon looking green and with and little bit of red light falling from the sky. I was shocked because it was different, but beautiful. I saw it before we got to Redlands Blvd.
Note: The American Meteor Society received 16 reports of a fireball from California and Nevada on April 8, 2019 around or shortly after 4 AM PDT.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.
Hello Mr. Puckett: I, my brother, and some friend of mine had a hair-raising sighting of one such “green fire-ball” in 1968 in the Oakland-San Francisco Bay area, and a week before this the parents of some friends of our had what could only be described as a TERRIFYING ENCOUNTER with one of these, but what makes this sighting most significant is that is occurred during daylight hours, something that I’ve yet to hear about in any other report no matter who was doing the reporting or even the research. I will give you these two reports as soon as I can get around to it, and thanks again for your outstanding work!
Hi Joel: Thanks for your comments about fireballs. Yes, daytime events are very rare. The sighting that you commenting was of a meteor. The American Meteor Society had 16 reports at the same time in CA and NV.
Hi William, Joel Here. I can’t prove that what we saw wasn’t a meteor, at least any kind that fits any description at present. I’ll send you what happened when I can . Thanks, Joel Small.
I don’t know either. Meteors can be pretty “ominous” and frighten people. They can be dangerous if they explode or crash.