|Occurred : 12/29/2002 21:00 (Entered as : 12/29/2002 21:00)
Reported: 1/6/2003 12:30:38 AM 00:30
Location: Belmont, CA
|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.