Occurred: 1999-02-02 21:30 Local - Approximate
Reported: 1999-02-19 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 14 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Shape: Fireball


I'm an Engieer and former Air Traffic controller. I spotted a Green Fireball. I waited to hear someone else report this but none els has stepped forward. So I'm reporting it myself.

I Teach Swimming on Tue & Thurs. I was leaving the Aquatic center ,headed north. I was stopped at a red light when I looked up anb spoted a Green Fireball. I have bee a sky watcher all my life. Shooting stars/metiors tend to 'burn out in about 1 second. This fireball lasted a lot longer and never did 'burn out'. It was huge (about half the diameter of the moon). It was in the north.westernn sky. It had a trajectory of due north. It appearded to be decending until it finally switched off. (it did ndeminh in intesisty) It just went out like a candle. It was Green in color but the perimeter was red/orange. It did not change directions or make any manuvers to indicate a controllable aircraft. I could not acertain altitude. However It was not a natually occuring item/event. I will include my personal info. However, I make my living in the technical community and do not wish for you to publish my name or personal info. fcontact you i

Posted 1999-04-02

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