|Occurred : 11/4/1998 20:30 (Entered as : 11/4/98 2030)
Reported: 11/5/1998 03:30
Location: Plymouth, MN
|Bright green fireball with long tail seen plummetting from overhead towards the Northwest. Seemed to fall to earth, and not continue over the horizion. Very bright, below overcast cieling.
On November 4, 1998 at approximately 8:30pm CST while getting in a car with a friend, I noticed from overhead, a brilliant green fireball streaking downward, and towards the northwest at high speeds. It had a long tail, much like a comet, except it too was green. It was very low, beneath the overcast cieling, and seemed to fall to earth before it reached the horizion. I was surprised at how bright it was, because I could see it, despite the flourescent lights of a nearby gas station which was between me and the object. The sighting lasted for only one or two seconds, but it was definitely not a typical "shooting star".