|Occurred : 2/22/2004 20:04 (Entered as : 02/22/2004 20:04)
Reported: 2/22/2004 5:42:27 PM 17:42
Location: Newfield, NY
|green fireball in upstate new york
Object seen falling earthward,angle of entry approximately 45 degrees to the horizon. The appearance was that of a meteorite falling to earth.
It was observed in the eastern sky for a period of approximately 8 to 10 seconds before disappearing below the horizon.
The object had a roughly circular core that was green in color,with a short cometlike tail that was orange. There was no noise detectable as object was observed through a picture window.
I am a 50 year old plumber that works for Cornell University. My wife and I are amateur astronomers and periodically make night observations of stars and planets with our small telescope. I do not believe that this was a "routine " astronomical event.