Occurred: 2005-01-25 18:25 Local
Reported: 2005-01-25 19:27 Pacific
Duration: two seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Great Falls (14 miles north of), MT, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Emitted other objects, Changed Colo

falling star that exploded into green sparks

On January 25, 2005 at 6:25 p.m. I was driving north on Interstate 15 approximately 14 miles north of Great Falls, Montana when I saw a "falling star" ahead of me through the windshield. The object fell approximately at a 35-40 degree angle for about 2 seconds then exploded/fragmented and the sparks or fragments were of a green color. It reminded me of an exploding fireworks. The location in the night sky was to the N.E. of the place where the sun set. In my windshield as I drove north it was in the top left part of my windshield. There was a star in the sky nearest the horizon and the "falling star" was located between the star and the horizon. I am guessing that what I saw was a fragmenting meteorite that hit the earth’s atmosphere.



NUFORC Note:

We spoke via telephone with this witness, and she seemed quite credible to us, and seemed to be a very objective, factual observer. PD


Posted 2005-01-27

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