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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/22/2004 20:04 (Entered as : 02/22/2004 20:04)
Reported: 2/22/2004 5:42:27 PM 17:42
Posted: 3/2/2004
Location: Newfield, NY
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 10seconds
Characteristics: The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object
green fireball in upstate new york

Object seen falling earthward,angle of entry approximately 45 degrees to the horizon. The appearance was that of a meteorite falling to earth.

It was observed in the eastern sky for a period of approximately 8 to 10 seconds before disappearing below the horizon.

The object had a roughly circular core that was green in color,with a short cometlike tail that was orange. There was no noise detectable as object was observed through a picture window.

I am a 50 year old plumber that works for Cornell University. My wife and I are amateur astronomers and periodically make night observations of stars and planets with our small telescope. I do not believe that this was a "routine " astronomical event.