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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/30/2015 23:05 (Entered as : 08/30/2015 23:05)
Reported: 8/31/2015 10:14:17 AM 10:14
Posted: 9/2/2015
Location: Hilo, HI
Shape: Teardrop
Duration: 1 minute
Fireball with tail, moving sideways across sky, then breaking into many pieces; going sideways west to north.

Looked like a meteor. Started out as one large fireball with a tail, then broke up into 5 or more lights with tails going sideways (west to north) across the sky. Looks like it might have fallen in the ocean.

((NUFORC Note: Event is reported by Mr. Ted Molczan as a re-entry of satellite, Cosmos 1315 (81103A/12903). Please see addendum below. We express our gratitude to Mr. Molczan for apprising NUFORC of the event. PD))


Hello Peter,

The re-entry of Cosmos 1315 (81103A / 12903) was seen over a wide area of Hawaii on 2015 Aug 31 near 09:03 UTC. Local date and time was August 30 at 11:03 PM.

Numerous reports have been filed with the AMS:

I know of the following videos:

Best regards,
Ted Molczan