|Occurred : 2/19/2008 05:30 (Entered as : 02-19-08 05:30)
Reported: 2/19/2008 5:50:15 PM 17:50
Location: Spokane, WA
|Either space junk or a meteor, very close to my position.
I was driving due south on ash street at cross street indiana. I viewed a brighly lit object streaking across the sky in a large arc. An estimated 12:00 to 9:00 arc at about 15-30 degrees above the horizon, and an estimated southwesterly direction from my vantage point, and heading south (parallel to my direction of travel). The objects "tail" was pastel green in color. It looked to seperate or breakup at the end of it's travel (like an explosion). In a very bright light as magnesium or titanium would look when it burns. Sort of like fireworks would look if you fired it horizontally. That's what I thought it was. Either that or an electric transformer. It looked very, very close.
((NUFORC Note: Dramatic meteor at 05:28 hrs.. PD))