|Occurred : 4/3/2009 20:30 (Entered as : 4/3/09 20:30)
Reported: 4/3/2009 9:36:23 PM 21:36
Location: Inverness, FL
|Orange fireball (?) over Inverness, FL night sky
My husband and I were driving east in hwy 44 into Inverness with our daughter in the car as well. We were right in front of the Super Walmart when I saw an orange glowing object in the sky. My husband had seen the exact same thing a week ago when he was by himself. I asked him if that was what he saw and he said "YES!!".
We watched it as we drove and it appeared to be either traveling away from us or was getting dimmer. It got smaller and smaller then eventually faded out, popped back on for a brief second then was gone. There was a slight haze around it just before it went out. It was a crystal clear night so it didn't go behind any clouds. When we first saw it it looked about the size of a street light off in the distance, but was up too high to be a street light. It also did not have any other colors or flashing lights but a bright orange glow. We did see an airplane flying the opposite direction shortly after, but you could clearly tell that was an airplane as it had flashing lights.