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Occurred : 7/23/2008 23:30 (Entered as : 07-23-2008 23:30)
Reported: 8/6/2008 12:16:40 PM 12:16
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Aztec, NM
Shape: Other
Duration:5-6 seconds
huge, bright meteor seen over Aztec, New Mexico

On the evening of July 23rd. at approx. 11:30 p.m. I witnessed a huge meteor over the sky of Aztec and Flora Vista in New Mexico. I was outside (smoking) and saw the huge meteor as it came from the northeast to the southwest. The event lasted for 5-6 seconds which is a long time for a "shooting star" or meteor. The meteor was bright white with a trial or tail of sparks behind it. The trail of sparks behind it was a bright as sparks from a cutting torch. The object seemed to be skipping across the sky. I am 51 years of age and was wondering if anyone else saw this incredible meteor.

There was no noise or smoke trail after the sighting.