|Occurred : 11/19/2006 17:36 (Entered as : 11/19/06 17:36)
Reported: 11/19/2006 6:02:36 PM 18:02
Location: Riverside, CA
|Green fireball, very slowly descending
Just observed a large, greenish-white fireball descending in the southwest sky. I had just stepped out to look at the evening sky, when I noticed the fireball slowly dropping, almost straight down. It did not glitter or fluctuate in intensity like other fireballs and meteors I have seen, nor did it leave any trail that I could determine. Its diameter appeared to be about that of a pea held at arm's length. It disappeared behind Mt. Rubidoux, which is just west of my location. What seemed odd was the very slow speed of the fireball, the lack of a trail, and the consistency of brightness. It did not resemble any meteor or fireball I have ever seen. It was definitely NOT fireworks of any sort. There were a number of airliners and private planes visible in the sky at the time, most likely there are other witnesses.