|Occurred : 9/29/1999 22:30 (Entered as : 09/29/99 22:30)
Reported: 9/29/1999 21:45
Location: Overland Park, KS
|Green fireball with trail headed N-NW in Eastern KS - arching downward - resembled size and speed of a single discharge from a roman candle seen from a couple hundred feet. Larger and brighter than Venus.
Green fireball with trail headed N-NW - arching downward - resembled size and speed of a single discharge from a roman candle seen from a couple hundred feet. Larger and brighter than Venus. Trailed toward Earth much like a meteor. I did not witness a change in course or speed but it did change from a brilliant green to a glowing red ember just before fading away. No noises are associated with the siting. My line of site was obscured by tree branches at first but it traveled Northward into a clear opening. It appeared to cross the path of an airliner in the vicinity but the airplane seemed much farther away. The fireball seemed to be 2-3 miles West of my position. It was much slower, larger, brighter and more colorful than any shooting star I have ever seen.