|Occurred : 11/19/2006 17:34 (Entered as : 11/19/06 17:34)
Reported: 11/19/2006 6:40:21 PM 18:40
Location: San Diego, CA
|I saw an apparent meteor near the NW horizon (more west than north) traveling from right to left, and downward. It was unusually bright (brighter than an approaching aircraft with landing lights on at several miles distance) and appeared, perhaps, to break apart just as it went out of view behind a tree. Of the handful of meteors I’ve seen in my life this was the brightest and most impressive, particularly since it was late dusk and the sky was not yet completely dark. The color appeared to my eye as white and did not change. The entire time from when I first noticed a bright light in my peripheral vision to when I looked over and watched it as it moved out of my view (behind a tree) was most likely less than a second.