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Occurred : 10/20/2003 20:50 (Entered as : 10/20/2003 20:50)
Reported: 10/20/2003 7:17:12 PM 19:17
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
Shape: Fireball
Duration:15 seconds
Big brilliant white fireball, size of full moon with long white tail falling from overhead to the South of Greensboro, NC

I was sitting at the computer which is in our back room facing west. There are large windows and a large glass patio door on the west wall of this room. I looked up from the computer to my left and out the patio door--- I saw a large brilliant white fireball approximately the size of a full moon (if the moon was directly over head), and upon its appearance, it descended south with a brilliant trail also white and long following, it appeared that it may have fallen to the ground south of here. It was stunning. Probably a meteor or space debris, but I wonder if anyone else in the Greensboro area noticed it. Pretty big for a meteor. Did anyone else see this?