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Occurred : 8/15/2007 22:40 (Entered as : 08/15/07 22:40)
Reported: 8/15/2007 8:56:30 PM 20:56
Posted: 10/8/2007
Location: Montreal (Canada), QC
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3-5 sec.
bluish white fireball observed during 3-5 sec. on SW to NE trajectory over Montreal --possible sat reentry

The fireball suddenly appeared over the Montreal Skylight in the North West and quickly disappeared (after three seconds or so).

The color was a slightly cool white (bluish) and no trail was observed.

To provide a scale, an airliner was coming in on a TWENTY_FOUR RIGHT approach at Trudeau International and the fireball seemed higher yet larger than the aircraft flying at 1500 2000 AGL.

In the car, we switched a scanner radio to 119.9 the Montreal Tower frequency but no relevant comment could be heard from any of the many aircrafts on frequency at that time.

Impression was we witnessed the reentry of a man made space object or a meteor.