|Occurred : 10/7/2002 00:30 (Entered as : 10/7/2002 00:30)
Reported: 10/9/2002 1:46:38 PM 13:46
Location: Decatur (near), IL
|7 Shooting stars in sky near Decatur
Driving west on I-72 in a rural area of the interstate near Decatur, I noticed 7 fireballs in the southwestern sky in rapid succession. Each one appeared for approximately 2 seconds followed by the next one in the same location streaking southwestward.
They appeared to be shooting stars but only covered a small area of the sky before each one disappeared. The total duration of the event was only 20-25 seconds.