|Occurred : 3/9/2000 21:00 (Entered as : 03/09/2000 2100)
Reported: 3/21/2000 05:54
Location: Sallisaw, OK
|Fireball seen, long duration and larger than normal brightness
This is most likely the same situtation as the Little Rock Arkansas reports. The fireball was observed while we were traveling east on I-40 at Sallisaw Oklahoma. We observed a unusually bright and long duration shooting star. This object appeared to travel from east to west, but could have been south to north. The object appeared to impact the ground in the Sallisaw area, north of I-40. My viewpoint was from the mile marker 311. The size of the "fireball" appeared to be about the size of a BB held at arms lenght with the arm at about 25 degrees of elevation. I am a remote site electronic technician so I normally see a lot of shooting stars, this one appeared much larger than any I have seen previously. We were able to follow the star below our visual horizon as it traveled through the sky.