Occurred: 1998-03-16 03:15 Local
Reported: 1998-03-18 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 5 sec
No of observers: 1

Location: Holderness, NH, USA

Shape: Fireball


Large greenish blue fireball seen almost overhead, travelling in northerly direction.

Delivering newspapers in the Mt. Prospect area of Holderness, I glimpsed a large greenish/blue fireball @0315. What surprised me the most was the rate of speed, much slower than a meteorite. This must have been due to being much closer to the earth. In relative size it appeared to be 1/2 the size of the moon.

My first encounter with a fireball was on 2/15 @ 0515 hrs. on Rte. 113 in Holderness. This fireball seemed much closer and was white in color. I had never seen a fireball before and was quite astonished at the size and slow rate of speed. It appeared to be very low, almost directly overhead. The following night I glimpsed another at a much greater height.

Posted 1999-01-28

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