|Occurred : 2/26/2006 09:40 (Entered as : 02/26/06 9:40)
Reported: 2/26/2006 11:20:59 PM 23:20
Location: Friendsville, TN
|Yellow-White fireball viewed over southeast Tennessee - Possible Space Debris?
Looking southeast, at about 10 degrees above horizon. Object appeared as brilliant yellow-white fireball traveling approx. south to north. Was very slow compared to "shooting star". Fireball pulsed whiter at 1 sec intervals. Near end of sighting, orange trail became visible with "sparking" effects.
Observer is former military aircrew with experience in observing satellite and meteor activity. Opinion of observer is that fireball was space debris, but unable to confirm at this time. Thinks pulsing effect could be from debris "tumbling" in atmosphere. Submitted report in order to correlate with same or similar activity.