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Occurred : 10/24/2008 19:00 (Entered as : 10/24/08 19:00)
Reported: 10/24/2008 10:08:23 PM 22:08
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Solvang, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 minute
Bright light flare in the Solvang, Santa Ynez sky Friday Night October 24 2008

object was seen in the western night sky, wife and husband spotted what at first looked like a meteor but it did not come down, it had a flare look, bright white, with orange tail, except it did not come down, it flashes bright and then the light dimmed like the bright and magnitude of regular star, it was orange color, it headed farther west, and then it flared again before disappearing. The entire episode lasted 2-4 minutes. At its brightest, the object appeared to hold its position for at least a minute before dimming like a regular star, and disappeared. The object first appeared to be headed east before gradually changing course.