|Occurred : 7/22/2008 21:20 (Entered as : 07-22-08 21:20)
Reported: 7/22/2008 10:00:14 PM 22:00
Location: Mira Loma, CA
Duration:6 second +/-
|a fire trail and fire ball explosion about 20 miles southwest of large airport - possible magnetic effects.
Driving south on Interstate 15 when I saw a very large fire streak appear in the sky. I would have thought it was a falling star in the way it came across the sky but it was much much wider and more colorful and it took perhaps5 or 6 seconds before it exploded in a fire ball and then the sky was totally dark again. Because of the width of the trail and the size of the explosion I had the feeling it was rather close to earth. I had no way to estimate height or distance. I did need to look up through my vehicles front window to see it better. It may have been a large meteoroid but being that close it must have caused some damage. Strange thing is that my cell phone screen was all scrambled when I went to call home and tell my husband about it.