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Occurred : 11/16/1999 18:05 (Entered as : 11/16/99 18:05)
Reported: 11/17/1999 13:52
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Apple Valley, MN
Shape: Circle
Duration:30 second
Slow moving light very simular to airplane landing light with long trail of red sparks.

I was riding in our minivan stopped at a red light waiting to make a left hand turn. I noticed what appeared to me as a airplane landing light slowly moving towards the north-east. While looking at the bright white light I noticed a trail of red sparks coming from the light,formimg a tail. It appeared as a airplane was crashing to the ground. I followed the light until it dissapeared over the horizon. I did not tell others until after it was gone, what I had seen,Because I was unsure of what I had seen. Within two minutes I explianed to my wife what I saw and she told me she had read about a meteor shower in the newspaper that morning.I did not see any sign of it hitting the ground.I am a computer specialist with a B.A. degree in Earth Science.