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Occurred : 3/11/2009 21:00 (Entered as : 3/11/09 21:00)
Reported: 3/11/2009 11:34:00 PM 23:34
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:approx 2 sec
Falling Ball of Fire on Sand Hill Road 9pm 3/11/09

Driving west{?} on Sand hill Road to hwy 280 I observed what at first I thought was a falling star. It came from the left traveling very fast & at a strange angle across the sky. It was a very large bright colorful ball of fire & became brighter as it passed before me. It had an unusual bright long thick tail & disappeared over the hill. At the next red light I asked the man in the car next to me if he "saw that". He was just as awestruck!

That was an amazing & exciting experience.

ps I don't think that was a star!

((NUFORC Note: Possible meteor?? PD))