|Occurred : 6/1/2006 21:37 (Entered as : 06/01/06 21:37)
Reported: 6/3/2006 12:14:40 AM 00:14
Location: Nampa, ID
|Incredible fireball breaking up over S/W Idaho
A bright light caught my eye from the East, I turned and managed to say "Now, what is this?" In that time had moved almost directly Northeast of us. As it streaked across the sky at an amazing pace. We could see what appeared to be burning chunks breaking off of the fireball and burning up. As it shot it's way on a Northwestern path it burned itself out. There was no sound, and no smoke or vapor trail. It was intensely bright, very noticable in the dusky evening sky. It was not completely dark out as there was still a bright western sky. It's path was a straight line going from Southeast to Northwest. Looking East, East being twelve o'clock, it was sighted at one o'clock and shot to our northern side burning out at the eight o'clock position while traveling in the same straight line. It may have been a meteorite, but never have I seen one that was so bright, incredibly close or large, that lasted for several seconds. I only witnessed it for three to five seconds, who knows how long it was visible since we had just walked out side?