|Occurred : 12/17/1998 22:00 (Entered as : 12/17/98 22:00)
Reported: 12/18/1998 01:23
Location: Seattle, WA
|Definitely a meteor, IMHO. steady white light, falling roughly parabolically ~ENE of me. Lasted about 3-4 seconds.
I would describe the path of this object like this: Looking east, hands forward so that wrists are at eye level. Raise fingertips to vertical. Place thumbs together. Align right edge of right hand to East. Object appeared at a point overhead of the left edge of the two hands. Center the two hands on the new, ENE-ish point, and with the wrists at eye level, the meteor/space debris/ appeared to fall in a path that would trace a line roughly across the fingertips, from center of the two hands to the left, and down the left side of the left hand to a level near the (5th distal metacarpal). There it burned out. No trails, flashing, voluntary movement, colors, or showering particles. The sky was dark and very clear in that direction. The actual time of event is approximate. All other details are correct. I am offering this as a sober accounting of facts just in case of such a need.