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Occurred : 12/29/2002 21:00 (Entered as : 12/29/2002 21:00)
Reported: 1/6/2003 12:30:38 AM 00:30
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Belmont, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 seconds
Large fireball seen near San Mateo Airport

We observed a large quarter sized object so near the San Mateo airport that we looked to see if a plane had crashed. In the sky over the mountains was a fireball that I could see pinkish and yellow waves of heat or electricity rolling off the backside. It had a bluish tail and shot off toward Santa Rosa moving very fast. I thought its to big to be a meteor as they look like shooting stars? This was never mentioned on the news that night and no plane reports either. It sure was a big well defined meteor.