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Occurred : 12/10/2002 22:55 (Entered as : 12/10/02 22:55)
Reported: 12/11/2002 6:17:15 AM 06:17
Posted: 12/23/2002
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:<1 minute
A brigh orange-yellow flare-like light traveled across the sky towards the south, breaking into two still-flaming pieces before disappe

We had essentially a 360-degree view of the night sky. In about the middle of the sky east-to-west (maybe a little closer to west) and also about in the middle of the sky north-to-south (maybe a little to the south), a fireball appeared moving in a southern direction, traveling about 1/4 to 1/3 of the sky, and breaking into two pieces just before it disappeared from sight. It was like no "shooting star" I have seen before because of the brightness, duration, and also the length of its path - it was more like a steady orange-yellow light that made me think of either a flare or of space-shuttle launches I have seen at night.

The fact that it broke into two pieces which were still both glowing the orange-yellow was like no other shooting star I have ever seen.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain anonymous. PD))