Bright green fireball over Montana, U.S.

montana fireball may 21 2024

A bright green fireball illuminated the night sky over Montana, U.S., at approximately 05:45 UTC on May 21, 2024 (23:45 LT, May 20).

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 65 reports from users in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, U.S., as well as in Alberta, Canada.

montana fireball may 21 2024 heatmap
Fireball over Montana – trajectory and heatmap – May 21, 2024. Credit: AMS

This event follows an exceptionally bright meteor over Spain and Portugal on May 18. The meteor was described as unreal, massive, and a once-in-a-lifetime event.

“That’s crazy! Mad props to the person that was able to get this footage,” one eyewitness wrote on X.


1 Fireball event 2024-2547 – AMS – May 21, 2024


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  1. In today’s times and events this event should have been reported immediately to the public, as to what happened. In viewing the numerous videos it sure could have been interpreted by people as a missile being intercepted. Thank god it was not just a fascinating event.

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