NUFORC Sighting 7042

Occurred: 1999-05-04 19:52 Local
Reported: 1999-05-04 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 30 sec.
No of observers: 2

Location: Margate, FL, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Left a trail, Aircraft nearby

Looked like a meteor but it was bright orange w/a long tail. It didn't fizzle out though. Traveled from west to east following the horizon and disappeared behind a grey cloud.

I figured it was a meteor at first but it didn't streak across the sky. I moved kinda slow. It was a large fireball. I've seen shooting stars but this was nothing like that. It was a large orange glowing object with spark's or fire shooting out from where it was coming from, moving slowly, and not losing any size like a meteor does when it burns out.

Posted 1999-05-24

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