|Occurred : 9/11/1999 22:16 (Entered as : 09/11/99 22:16)
Reported: 9/13/1999 09:47
Location: Acton, CA
|While driving westbound on I14 from Acton I saw green ball of light move across the sky from my upper left to my lower right view through the windshield.
While driving westbound on I14 from Acton I saw green ball of light move across the sky from my upper left to my lower right view through the windshield. The fireball was visable for 3 seconds , was a light luminous green in color and traveled in a slight arc towards the ground. It disappeared behind a mountain with no noticable impact indicators. This was consistant with the other three green fireballs I saw last fall while driving in this area. This is a suburb about 30 miles north of Los Angeles in the mountains so sky conditions are good enough to see the Milky Way. Approximate size was a sixteenth inch in diameter at arms length. I have a very technical background in electronics, optics, photography and astronomy. I am quite familiar with the air traffic routes and seeing objects in the night sky. This was definitly not a plane, a jet, a weather ballon :-), a crash test dummy :-), a typical meteor, an orbiting satellite although it might have been a part of one.