NUFORC Sighting 117239

Occurred: 2015-02-07 18:20 Local
Reported: 2015-02-08 16:29 Pacific
Duration: 2 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

Huge bright orange fire ball appeared, moved southwest, hovered, then disappeared.

At dusk 8:20 p.m., 2/7/2015, looking at the State Capitol from northwest Salt Lake, saw a bright orange fire ball moving from east to southwest, at approximately 2,000 feet. There was no noise and its size was large enough to show it clearly as a fireball.

At this same time, a small general aviation airplane was flying west from SLCIA area to southeast at a slightly higher level northeast of the object and about 1 to 2 miles apart.

In less than 30 seconds of travel, the fireball appeared to hover approximately above 900 West and about 400 South, then resumed moving south. Once moving, the fire ball dimmed and then totally disappeared in less than 3 seconds. The weather was clear, no wind.

I have lived near the airport since 1957 for the most part. Worked in aviation arena for 22 years.

Posted 2015-02-12

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