Green fireball meteor spotted over Asheville last night


See a big, bright, green meteor over Asheville last night? A rare green fireball was spotted over our city on Wednesday night at about 10:48 p.m.

The same fireball meteor was spotted in a five-state area including North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia, with most spottings seemingly clustered around Asheville, Charlotte and Greensboro.

An account from an eyewitness:

5 sec south to north blazing white, started out small, like a shooting star, then grew bigger, angled down and turned brilliant green, then broke apart in green bits at the end (trees were blocking my view slightly at the end, this is what appeared to happen) startes out like a shooting star, then increased in brightness and size, dimmed slightly when green at the very end of my view it appeared to break off into several fragments This was A-mazing. It was very bright and terribly beautiful!

Watch a black and white video of the fireball here.

Details about the meteor here.


Gregg Hodge March 14, 2018 - 8:37 am

This board is messed up, it didnt let me post a full draft…hmmmm…little green men in the machine?

Gregg Hodge March 14, 2018 - 8:31 am

I posted my original message last year. And I posted about the event a long time after the fact (seeing the green fireball). I was hoping someone like Justin & Keree Britts (who lives in Giles Co. Virginia) because I was curious as to how far north past the Asheville NC area the beautiful thing went! It must of been much higher than I first estimated because if the Britts saw it it was still going over them over a hundred miles away from where I was. it looked like it was about the same altitude as a jet but its impossible to tell due to the scale of size. Also the speed was much much faster than any jets I viewed at altitude even the f-15s I worked with at Eld. AFB in Alaska. Cool indeed!

JJ September 1, 2016 - 9:19 am

I saw the green meteor in the Wilmington NC sky at 5:35 AM Thursday morning.. JJ

Gregg Hodge August 9, 2016 - 11:29 pm

I saw the same thing driving from SC to east TN. I was near the North Carolina Tennessee line in the mountains when I seen a reflection off the hood of my car followed looked up and saw a brilliant white then bright green fireball streak past and head of me going a bit north west direction. I too braced for impact but heard nothing and there was no flash, but the air glowed or my retinas were singed ha ha. It was almost an spiritual experience. I now understand how primitive and even more recent people why they would thing such things were from the Gods….

Jessica September 29, 2014 - 1:01 am

I saw this in Kernersville, NC. I thought it was a shooting star until I saw it all over social media. Very cool! Glad I saw it:)

CNoell August 6, 2014 - 12:05 am

It was awesome! My friend and I were forced to go out and walk the dog (Concord, NC) and I started playing with the flashlight by pointing it at the sky and my friend looked up to and miraculously we just so happened to be looking at the right spot and this gigantic green fireball appeared. It was so large i thought we would hear the impact when it landed but we heard nothing. it was dead silence and there was no sound during or after the fireball. We thought we were hallucinating because we had just gotten home from a nine hour drive. The parents didnt believe us until today when all the reports started coming in. It was bright bright green and stayed in our field of vision for about 2 seconds (flight path was practically vertical only slightly slanted from left to right)

Meredith English August 30, 2012 - 9:23 pm

We saw this, too. We are in Black Mountain, NC and were outside at a Wailers show. It was absolutely amazing! I wasn’t sure what I was watching! There was a strange sound that went along with….very neat!

Jennifer Saylor August 30, 2012 - 6:07 pm


Justin & Keree Britts August 30, 2012 - 11:57 am

We saw this meteor in Giles Co. Virginia!

Melissa August 30, 2012 - 11:56 am

It was amazing! I’ll never forget it.

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