NUFORC Sighting 13725

Occurred: 2000-08-09 22:00 Local
Reported: 2000-08-10 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 20-40 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Starkville, MS, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Left a trail, Aircraft nearby

I thought, I was about to see a shooting star, when a lime green ball of light erupted and trailed downward for over 30 sec.

It was a large sized lime-green fireball. It fell straight downward. I was traveling in my car, so I believe it was to be in the northeastern sky.


We are approaching the peak of the Perseid Meteor shower, which occurs on August 12 of this year. This may have been a sighting of an early meteor from hat shower. However, a 30-second sightng is extremely long, and extremely unusual for a meteor. PD

Posted 2000-08-19

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