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Occurred : 3/14/2001 05:30 (Entered as : 03/14/01 5:30)
Reported: 3/14/2001 10:09
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Wichita, KS
Shape: Other
Duration:30 seconds
Very Bright Fireball I was driving to work along 47th street, just south of McConnel AFB, aroung 5:30 in the morning. I usually observe aircraft passing from East to West along a designated flight path. Today, as I was rounding the corner near McConnel, I saw a very bright light moving from South to North. I thought that the aircraft I had been observing (which was now behind some trees) had turned on final for the AFB. I was thinking how bright the light was and that I had never seen landing lights that bright. I had to take my eyes off of it to make the turn on the road. Then, I looked South again to watch it, but it had moved beyond where I originally saw it.. Looking out the North-West side of my window I observed the fireball travelling North. A green shielding haze was on the front of the fireball. So, I really think it could have been a satellite reentering or a comet.