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Occurred : 4/18/2001 21:21 (Entered as : 04/18/2001 21:21)
Reported: 4/18/2001 23:38
Posted: 4/28/2001
Location: Omaha, NE
Shape: Fireball
Duration:7 to 10 seconds
BrillianBrilliant green fireball (meteor?) seen arcing toward the ground while moving from the northeast to southeast horizon

My wife and I were driving eastbound headed to the intersection of 90th and Fort streets when our attention was drawn to a brilliant green fireball in the sky. The object moved from about 40 degrees high in the Northeast horizon to a trajectory arcing toward the ground southeast of our location. The object had a whitish yellow tail and moved across the sky for approximately 7 to 10 seconds before it appeared to break apart and "fizzle out" just as it approached the horizon. From my perspective the fireball was approximately the same luminosity, coloration, and size in the sky as one of the new green LED traffic lights as seen from about a block to two blocks away.