|Occurred : 12/6/2002 23:07 (Entered as : 12/06/02 11:07pm)
Reported: 1/3/2003 5:03:28 PM 17:03
Location: Charleston, SC
|This was an amazing fireball!
Location = Charleston SC Date and Time = 12/6/02 11:07pm EST approximately Fireball appeared from the W. Fireball disappeared from the E.
How long, in seconds, were you able to see it in the sky? 4 to 5sec? About 90+° off horizon when it appeared.
Disappeared at the horizon. Magnitude = moon+! Color blue, & yellow orange Clear persistent streak! Duration unknown...
This was an amazing fireball! It lit up the night sky briefly as if it were a deep blue daylight. I first noted that the dark sky began to lighten very quickly as if someone were turning on the daylight using a switch controlled by a rheostat. Like a bolt of lightning that grew in intensity over time. By the time I had eyes on it and realized that it wasn't lightning but a fireball, it must have been at about 80° of arc heading quickly toward the horizon from west to east. I had a fortunate vantage point as I was facing that direction precisely at the time. It was an awesome sight! Tied with first for my most impressive fireball observation in my 34 years of life.