|Occurred : 3/29/1998 20:18 (Entered as : 03/29/98 20:18)
Reported: 3/29/1998 17:56
Location: Lunenburg, MA
|Green fireball seen falling quicly from South to North, looked almost as big as moon, followed by two smaller pieces/ debris.
At 8:18pm EST, in lunenburg MA, a green fireball, the appearant size almost of the moon, was seen falling rapidly from zenith to horizon in a South to North direction. It was the color of a green glow stick, seemed to have a slight trail, and was followed by two flanking objects, same color, but much smaller, which traveled at the same speed. The trailing objects were about a thumb at arms length back from the main object, with the appearant size each of the planet Venus. They gave the impression of being debris from the main object. They trasversed about 40 degrees of sky, as visible through a large sky light, in less than two seconds. The impression was of a rapidly falling object. The fire ball itself seemed fairly solid, only green flame like fuzziness at the very edges of the object made fireball the best description. There was the slight trail, very small, but no pronounced smoke trail that would be expected from a meteor. Except for the size and lack of smoke, seemed possible it was a meteor. No change of direction was seen during the time of observation. Lost sight of the object as it disapeared from field of view, about 15% above the horizon...