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Occurred : 11/24/2008 20:30 (Entered as : 11/24/08 20:30)
Reported: 12/1/2008 9:57:07 AM 09:57
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Moline, IL
Shape:
Duration:3 second
While driving southwest on I-88, we saw the western sky illuminate as if cloud-cloud lightning, but sky was clear and temp was in the 30s. The area illuminated had to be 10s of miles in length. No sound, no other lights.

I am a scientist and could not determine an earth based cause for this--could it have been a meteorite burning as it entered the atmosphere?