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Fire in the Sky

July 5, 2010

I just saw a fireball, a meteor of some sort. It roared over my head just now as I was walking up my driveway.

Backtrack: it’s 2 a.m., and I’m coming home after putting the paper to bed. My road has no streetlights, so it’s dark, dark, dark. This makes watching the night sky a lot of fun, and it’s something we do fairly often.

Tonight I was admiring the crescent moon and vivid stars when one of them shot past me. I can’t say how high it was, but it was definitely flaming; I could see its burning trail. And I could hear it, a low “whooosh.”

Then it was gone.

This is my first encounter with a celestial body, and I like the fact that I might have been the only person to see it.

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One comment

  1. We just saw it too..It fell from the west toward the east at a very steep angle, it was a lot slower than the other shooting stars I’ve seen in the past. It was almost a green/white flaming thing. We saw it for about 10 seconds and then it disapeared behind the tree line. I think it was space junk or something that was in orbit and now is not..Did anyone else see it?? We are in Northern Calif. in Angels Camp and saw it real good..



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