|Occurred : 3/16/1998 03:15 (Entered as : 03/16/98 0315)
Reported: 3/18/1998 06:20
Location: Holderness, NH
|Large greenish blue fireball seen almost overhead, travelling in northerly direction.
Delivering newspapers in the Mt. Prospect area of Holderness, I glimpsed a large greenish/blue fireball @0315. What surprised me the most was the rate of speed, much slower than a meteorite. This must have been due to being much closer to the earth. In relative size it appeared to be 1/2 the size of the moon.
My first encounter with a fireball was on 2/15 @ 0515 hrs. on Rte. 113 in Holderness. This fireball seemed much closer and was white in color. I had never seen a fireball before and was quite astonished at the size and slow rate of speed. It appeared to be very low, almost directly overhead. The following night I glimpsed another at a much greater height.