|Occurred : 12/20/2000 22:00 (Entered as : 12-20-00 22:00)
Reported: 12/21/2000 02:55
Location: Concord, CA
|Fluoresent-green short lived fireball over Concord, Ca
After doing some shopping & loading my car with bags. I hesitated for a split second to find my keys. I stood facing to the west of my center of town position and was gazing somewhat upwards into the very dark, very clear crisp night sky when the fluorecent green (gasseous like)short streak appeared at about a 45-50 degree right vertical (90 degree left-right)position. Horizontal aspect, (ground-upward/lateral field of view began at about, (ground 1, straight up 100) 55-60 on graph. It just appeared as a streak no streaming and longation of the tail Within 1 second-1 sec 1/2 made it's decent of maybe 3" if hands where outstretched ...just ended with loss of visual, no disipation. des Though it was quick and NOT very exciting....I would like to mention my 12 year old son and I have seen this same sort of short lived fireball approx. 6-8 mos back. That particular time we were on the side of town that this sighting appeared to transpire "over". That night it was in our easternly field of vision. Appearing almost as a flash and close to us location, and we could have sworn it's decent ended in or between or near the top of two of four or five 10-15 story buildings. One of which is housed with major satellites on the rooftops, (major communications company). What's the big deal? If, IF Icould see the two seperate incidences back to back from both views and locations...... My thoughts & observations would most likey put the two in very tight positions of occurance with each other! Both at around the same time of night, low on the horizon, both quick, both very ("seemingly")....much the same........ , OR both within a close vicinity of occurance?