|Occurred : 3/1/2012 18:45 (Entered as : 03/01/12 18:45)
Reported: 3/1/2012 6:53:56 PM 18:53
Location: Melbourne, FL
I noticed what seemed like a fireball streak from right to left with a very slight downward angle, but did not continue to fall to earth and there was no trace of light thereafter. Living near an Air Force Base and local airport I have observed many different variations of aircraft, close enough to Cape Canaveral to witness launches of all kinds and have not ever noticed such a strange occurrence before. I was standing just inside my screened in porch and stepped outside immediately. It was very bright - very reddish/orange and very large. It disappeared within 30 seconds roughly. Not a meteor and night sky was as it should be. It ALMOST looked like a burning plane but just stopped!