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Occurred : 8/18/2000 23:23 (Entered as : 08/18/00 23:23)
Reported: 8/28/2000 21:18
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Newcastle, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3 seconds
Bright green fireball comes close, but no explosion.

While driving from Reno down I 80 at 11:23 p.m. my attention was caught by a brilliant, bright green fireball. Trailing it briefly were orange sparks. It came in at a 35 deg. angle, down, from the North West. It seemed awful close and I expected to see an explosion since it was still bright when close to the earth. Was also witness by 2 other people in my group, that were in different cars. They also commented on the closeness of the object.