|Occurred : 11/16/1999 19:04 (Entered as : 11/16/99 19:04)
Reported: 11/23/1999 10:12
Location: Birch Run, MI
|Passing meteor? Seen from my livingroom window, looking south, appeared to be 30 degrees above the horizon, moving from West to East. A line of 4 or 5 glowing objects in a "train" formation, white in color.
Sitting in my livingroom, listening to VHF radio scanner, heard a fellow tell whoever he was talking to that he had just seen "a huge comet or something" moving across the sky. I looked out the window, and from my seated position on my sofa could see a streak of fire/light contining four or five very large fireballs, moving across the sky towards the eastern horizon. I rose from my chair and moved to the window to see just a faint view of them above the neighbors house, lost to the Eastern horizon. I commented to my wife of what I had seen, but I don't think she had an opportunity to see them. I was reminded of the "string of pearls" photos that I had seen of the asteroid that struck Jupiter a few years ago. It reminded me very much of that. I perceived it to be a huge falling star, several individual objects, very, very bright in color, almost white, moving at a very high rate of speed across my field of view.