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Occurred : 2/16/2003 20:27 (Entered as : 02/16/03 20:27)
Reported: 2/16/2003 11:04:14 PM 23:04
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: Richland, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10 sec
Feb 16, 8:30PM, Blue / Green fireball moving NW to SE over Southeastern Washington State

While driving home around 8:30pm on Sunday 2/16/03 a flash caught my attention. I observed a blue green fireball moving roughly from the NW toward the SE and possibly desending. It was quite bright and had a firey tail. It dimmed momentarily and then was bright again. I lost sight of it behind a hill. The reason I thought it may be desending is I never saw it reappear from behind the hill. After the sighting I took a better look at the sky. The sky had a thin layer of clouds with some stars showing. In my opinion the object was below the cloud layer. My two daughters were in the car with me. They saw a bright flash which got their attention but did not have a clear view of the object.

((FOLLOW-UP COMMUNICATION WITH WITNESS))

Mr. Davenport,

I was looking toward the south. It was moving from right to left. I would say it's angle of descent was 30 to 40 degrees ((name deleted))

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