Occurred: 1999-11-16 18:05 Local
Reported: 1999-11-17 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 30 second
No of observers: 1

Location: Apple Valley, MN, USA

Shape: Circle
Characteristics: Lights on object, Left a trail, Emitted other objects

Slow moving light very simular to airplane landing light with long trail of red sparks.

I was riding in our minivan stopped at a red light waiting to make a left hand turn. I noticed what appeared to me as a airplane landing light slowly moving towards the north-east. While looking at the bright white light I noticed a trail of red sparks coming from the light,formimg a tail. It appeared as a airplane was crashing to the ground. I followed the light until it dissapeared over the horizon. I did not tell others until after it was gone, what I had seen,Because I was unsure of what I had seen. Within two minutes I explianed to my wife what I saw and she told me she had read about a meteor shower in the newspaper that morning.I did not see any sign of it hitting the ground.I am a computer specialist with a B.A. degree in Earth Science.

Posted 1999-11-17

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