Location: Columbia, SC, USA
Duration: 6 seconds
No of observers: 1
Reported: 2019-04-04 05:02:56 Pacific
Posted: 2019-04-08 00:00:00
Large bright green ball with red tail crossed west to east in very high up in pre-dawn above residential area for 5-6 seconds.
Near the end of my pre-dawn walk, I saw high in the sky a bright green ball with a diminishing sparkly red tail move west to east and disappear behind silhouetted large trees. The sight was astonishing!
I quickly moved across the road to follow it, but I lost it. This happened just before sunup while the sky was not bright yet.
I have never seen this and at first tried to consider a plane, but the green ball was too large and planes do not have "red tails." The tail was not very long, but was definitely in a "pennant" configuration. Comet?
Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD
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