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Occurred : 9/10/2000 23:00 (Entered as : 09/10/00 23:00)
Reported: 10/11/2000 08:38
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: London (Canada), ON
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 minutes
very distant slow moving fireball

I would describe what I saw as a very far away fireball that was rising very slowly from the low southern sky. At first it looked as if it was not moving at all. Over a period of 3-4 minutes, the object had clearly moved in an upward and easterly direction (approx. at a 45 degree angle from the horizon). This object was very far away. After a couple minutes of wondering what this was, I thought that it could possibly be the space shuttle taking off. Given the vast distance from Florida to Ontario, I did not really think that it would be possible to see. But that is how I would describe it. The fireball was stationary but shaky (much like a twinkling star but with a much greater intensity). The fireball was orange for about three minutes then it flickered to orange/white for about a minute and a half. It faded out to black over about 30 seconds.