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Occurred : 8/15/1999 23:18 (Entered as : 8/15/99 ??)
Reported: 12/13/1999 19:07
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10-20 seconds
a close friend of mine witnessed the same phenomenon (sp?) that was reported in northern new mexico 250 miles south of albuquerque, in Las Cruces, he said it went from horizon to horizon in about 10-20 seconds.

i didn't witness it myself, my roommate saw everything light up (like daylight in his words) for a couple seconds, and he talked to his brother a few days later, his brother had the same experience, except that he saw a fireball streak across the sky in a straight line, all the way to the horizon

((NUFORC Note: Source of this report remains totally anonymous. We have requested that the actual witness to this event submit a report. We believe that, in fact, there were three separate events that occurred in rapid sequence on this date. The first was at 2318 hrs. (MDT), and we arbitrarily assume that this report addresses that incident. Hence, we have entered a time in this report that we only assume to be correct.))

((NUFORC Note: For video footage of the event, captured by the Sandia National Laboratory sky camera in Albuquerque, please see the following URL:

http://www.cs.sandia.gov/SEL/apps/energy/meteor.htm

PD))