NUFORC Sighting 22271

Occurred: 2002-03-18 22:00 Local
Reported: 2002-03-19 00:26 Pacific
Duration: 1.5 secs
No of observers: 2

Location: Mountain View, CA, USA

Shape: Flash

very sharp, very bright, intense green light - moved like a meteor

We saw a flash of green light build in intensity in one spot of the night sky, then accelerate down towards the horizon at incredible speed. the motion appeared to be like a meteor, however there was no trail whatsoever, and being within the city, it was so very sharp and clear that it appeared to be closer than it probably was. I have seen falling stars before - i spent 4 hours watching the leonids last year, but never did i see something that looked this big and was this sharp. it was just so uncharacteristic, it's visual appearance was like a flare, but there was no way it could have been one the way it moved. It appeared in the southeastern sky from our position.


Witness indicates a date in 2001, but we believe he meant 2002, based on our telephone conversation with him. We have amended the date here. PD

Posted 2002-03-19

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