Once again, multiple fireball sightings seem to correspond to a "near miss" asteroid encounter. This happens more often than people realize. Asteroid 2014AW32 was not listed until after the "near miss" occurred. I'm not blaming NASA or astronomers for not seeing these guys in advance. Space is full of them. I would like to see them be more forthcoming about the coincidental nature of fireball sightings and these near misses. I am still putting together my findings on this subject and will post very soon.
Many reports are still pending and have not yet been categorized in to individual events, but after reviewing them, clearly there were more than one. Some even reported seeing multiple fireballs at the same time. Could one large object have broken up while entering our atmosphere or are these individual objects? Keep your eyes on the skies folks...it's getting interesting!
January 12, 2014
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We are currently investigating 75 reports about fireballs seen over AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, MA, ME, MN, MO, NC, ND, NV, NY, OH, TX, WA & WI and 2 reports from Canada and Mexico.
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