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Occurred : 8/14/2009 23:50 (Entered as : 8 14 09 23:50)
Reported: 8/15/2009 7:52:46 AM 07:52
Posted: 8/27/2009
Location: Litchfield, CT
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 seconds
Sparkling green fireball shooting over Litchfield CT

It was around 11:30 pm August 14, 2009, when I was standing out on my deck looking at the stars in the very clear night sky.

Then, facing west, over the house I noticed a bright green fireball streaking across the sky from south to north. It was moving much slower than the shooting star that I had seen 10 minutes earlier, but much faster than the planes I see fly over all the time. The green fireball had sparkles coming off it, and had a long green trail behind it. It was a very strange thing to see. I cannot say for sure how high up it was, but it appeared to me to be fairly low, certainly lower than the shooting star.

The whole thing lasted maybe 5 seconds.

I would really like to know what that was. The sparkles coming from it are puzzling.


((NUFORC Note: Possible meteor, we suspect. PD))