|Occurred : 9/23/1998 21:10 (Entered as : 09/23/98 21:10)
Reported: 9/23/1998 23:13
Location: Victoria (Canada), BC
|A bright green fireball witnessed by my son and I at around 9:10pm local time
As we drove down the Pat Bay Highway, north of Victoria, at around 9:10 pm local time we witnessed one bright green fireball, approximate size - 1/4 moon, streak across the sky in an east to west direction over the Olympic Mts. The fireball was on a slightly downward course for the duration of time in which the object was visible (5 seconds). It disappeared in what seemed to be mid-air. There were no viewing obstructions as the particular area was flat farm land. There was a long white tail following the object. From past experiences witnessing meteorites we are quite positive in saying that the object seen tonight was not such space debris. I am a government employee with the B.C Ministry of Forests (Victoria branch) and I am currently the president of our local soccer association. My son is 19 years old and currently employed with a local restaurant. I am 48. I hope this is helpful.