|Occurred : 11/16/1999 19:00 (Entered as : 11/16/99 1900:10)
Reported: 11/16/1999 18:48
Location: Cincinnati (eastern outskirts), OH
|large, slow moving green fireball with green and yellow tale, dropping reddish sparks, moving from south/south west towards north/north east
While driving Interstate I-275 west bound, at approximate mile marker 58, I observed a large green fireball moving from a direction from south by south west towards north by north east at 7:10 pm est. This object had a tale extending at least four moon widths in length dropping material of a reddish color as it traversed very slowly across my field of view. I watched and slowed down as 9 to 11 seconds of time elapsed, and the object seemed to not change in intensity or size, but went over the northeastern horizon. The magnitude of this object rivaled the half moon present at the time. An accurate indication altitude was not readily apparent to me at the time, but the feeling I got was that it was large and not high up, moving very slowly for a meteor. My crude estimate of altitude is 3-4 miles.