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Occurred : 2/22/2004 20:04 (Entered as : 02/22/2004 20:04)
Reported: 2/22/2004 5:42:27 PM 17:42
Posted: 3/2/2004
Location: Newfield, NY
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10seconds
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.