NUFORC Sighting 87125

Occurred: 2012-01-17 21:08 Local
Reported: 2012-02-09 23:28 Pacific
Duration: 1 minute
No of observers: 1

Location: Auberry, CA, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Left a trail

Unusual fireball seen going across the sky

On the night of 17 Jan 2012, I was outside, opening an outdoor faucet as it was to be below freezing. While walking back to my house, I looked up and noticed a strange fireball going from Southeast to Northwest. It was strange in that it was bluish-white, unlike normal meteors one sees in a meteor shower, or a regular fireball. The object was about the size of a asprin tablet held at arm's length, and the fireball itself was egg-shaped. The trail was much, much longer than a normal fireball, and had the same color as the object itself. It crossed the sky in about one minute, and did not fade or otherwise lose shape or color as it crossed the sky, only doing so when it was over the NW horizon. As if it was going from point A to point B.

Posted 2012-02-10

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