|Occurred : 8/20/2003 23:22 (Entered as : 8/28/03 23:22)
Reported: 8/21/2003 1:22:47 PM 13:22
Location: Woodinville, WA
|Green Light in the North-Northeastern sky
From my hometown of Woodinville, I witnessed a bright green object in the north-northeastern ski (looking out around cassiopia) which was so bright it lit up near by treetops. It lasted at most two and a half seconds. The object was going from left to right and downward at approxamitly a 45-50 degree angle. It left no trail.
((NUFORC Note: The object appeared to be a meteor. I also saw it in the northeastern sky, at the same time the witness indicates above. My description, forwarded to a group of astronomers in British Columbia and Washington State follows:
"I was personal witness to a rather dramatic blue-green meteor over Seattle on Wednesday night, August 20th, 2003. It occurred in the north-northeastern sky at approximately 2322 hrs. (local/Pacific Daylight Time), and lasted approximately 1-3 seconds. It may have passed through Cassiopeia, or just to the east of that formation, descending from left to right at approximately 30-40 degrees from the vertical, and traversing an estimated 40-50 degrees of arc. Duration was approximately 1-3 seconds. It left no visible trail, although it was shedding material as it descended. No terminal burst was visible, and no sonic report was detected for up to 10 minutes after the event.
Conditions were ideal for viewing at the time of the event. CAVU/no clouds visible.
If NUFORC receives written reports from other witnesses, I would be happy to forward them.