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Occurred : 5/4/2006 06:00 (Entered as : 05/04/06 06:00)
Reported: 5/6/2006 4:26:10 AM 04:26
Posted: 5/15/2006
Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10 seconds
saw explosion or similar in night sky

Written on May 6, 2006 at 6:28 AM:

Question: I saw something odd in the sky on May 4th, approx. 6:00 a.m. in the east. I live in Deerfield Beach, Florida. It was not a shooting star, but more like a comet, but it hung in the sky for a second and then dissappeared. It had a bright tail that remained also, and then faded away slowly. The body looked like it exploded and also slowly faded away. I know nothing about astronomy. I have seen many shooting stars and meteor showers. It was not either. I am 51 years old and have seen many things in the sky but nothing like this. I have been looking on line but cannot find anything except reference to the meteor shower referencing the remaining fragments of Haley's comet that might appear during this week. I will not rest until I find out what this was, as it was so awesome. Hope you can rest my mind.

Background: Curious person, 51 years old. No background except the wisdom of the newlyelderly.

((NUFORC Note: We may have received other reports about this event, but we do not know what caused it. It may have been a meteor, we believe. PD))