Occurred: 1999-09-11 21:30 Local
Reported: 1999-09-12 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 5 sec.
No of observers: 6

Location: Boise, ID, USA

Shape: Teardrop
Characteristics: Left a trail

unknown object,possible space junk,illuminated the sky from east to west -- intensely blue in color.

large,bright blue object traversed the northern night sky from east to west, with an elongated tail,for a full 5 seconds before dropping from view behind foothills north of city. possible space junk burn-up?? have been hearing reports of "russian boosters"...... observers comprised of 2 children and 4 adults,adults being in the air-traffic-control profession, myself included. also, i am an amateur sky-watcher,and have never observed a meteor of this size or color. have heard nothing reported on local tv or newspaper.will contact local "science center" on 9/13 to inquire about other sightings of object.

Posted 1999-10-02

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