|Occurred : 8/16/2003 23:00 (Entered as : 08/16/03 11:00PM)
Reported: 8/19/2003 4:53:17 AM 04:53
Location: Las Vegas, NV
|Las Vegas Fireball seen at Spanish Trails after the storm passed on Saturday Aug 16, 2003
LAS VEGAS, NV - SATURDAY AUGUST 16, 2003 11:00 PM after the storm.
SATURDAY NIGHT - A friend and I were swimming at Spanish Trails when a decent (awesome) storm passed thru with heavy rain, thunder and lightning....enough for storm lovers to get out of the pool. :) We waited and watched in the patio for it to pass so when it did move south, we got back in the pool. Within minutes to half an hour, I was sitting with someone and talking on a pool ledge. We both had seen a couple shooting stars earlier, very faint, far and normal, however..... facing north from Tropicana, and VERY close, we saw a bright white ball of streak heading straight down lasting for 2 seconds and then it turned green for another 2 seconds and it went out of view behind the house, but right after it cleared the rooftop, we saw a light of explosion (circular afterglow) just beneath the horizon of the rooftop, obstructing our view of the explosion. It seemed SO very closeby, it had to be within city limits or on the south side of town. It was big because the streak was wide. The thing disappearing from our view (back of the house) but still falling gives you a sense of how close this fireball came to the ground. I asked people the next day (on Sun) if they saw it too but no avail, and I missed the news......
IF YOU HAVE SEEN THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT ME. I cant find it anywhere in the news or paper. Thanks very much.