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Occurred : 11/21/2019 18:30 (Entered as : 11/21/19 18:30)
Reported: 11/23/2019 11:27:28 AM 11:27
Posted: 12/1/2019
Location: Arlington, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3-5 seconds
Fireball 11/21/19 6:30pm, observed from Arlington, WA, arcing across the sky to the north.

On 11/21/19 at about 6:30pm, I was driving north on I-5, just north of 236th exit 210, when a fireball shot across the sky moving east to west at about 40 degrees above the horizon.

Yellowish orange in color, the fireball was much larger than a shooting star, it looked more like a close comet. Visible longer than a shooting star, and lasting probably 3-5 seconds, with a much wider trail, the arc trail across the sky was probably 1/4 of the horizon! Brake lights appeared on several other vehicles on the freeway. There was no sound related to the event.

This is the first fireball I have ever seen, though I enjoy stargazing and have viewed many shooting stars and satellites.