|Occurred : 12/6/1998 23:58 (Entered as : 12/06/98 2358)
Reported: 1/5/1999 08:51
Location: Orange (W/B SR-22, Garden Grove Fwy, @ Main St.), CA
Duration:< 1 second
|While driving on the freeway at 2358 hours on a Sunday night, I observed a green fireball with an orange tail shoot straight down.
While driving W/B on the Garden Grove freeway 1 mile E/of the Santa Ana freeway in Orange, CA. in my 1990 Dodge B-250 Ram van, I observed a green sphere with an orange tail come into view at the top of my windshield (approx. 45 degrees above the horizon). It was shooting straight down and disappeared in less than a 1/2 second at approx. 15 degrees above the horizon. I was heading due west (270 degrees magnetic) and the object was observed approximately 290 degrees bearing from my position. It's size was approximately 1/4 to 1/5 the apparent diameter of the moon. I am fairly certain of the date, but it might have been 1 week earlier (11/29/98) at the same time. I was driving the same route both weeks and I can'pinpoint which Sunday night it was observed. I am certain of the time, however.