|Occurred : 6/24/2010 22:05 (Entered as : 06/24/10 22:05)
Reported: 6/24/2010 8:30:27 PM 20:30
Location: Fort Loudon, PA
Duration:2 to 3 seconds
|Green Fireball Sighted Over Franklin County PA
Approximately 10:05 (+/- 10 minutes) PM EST, I was outside when I saw what appeared to be a single firework streaking downward. It had different colors, but the most noticeable was green. If it would have been a firework, I would have judged it to be set off about half a mile away, but I never actually saw any upward trajectory, and there was absolutely no sound to it.
We have had fireworks set off about a mile from our house on holidays, and we can definitely hear them in our rural area. I stayed outside approximately 5 to 10 minutes, and never heard a sound other than a passenger jet high above.
The object was North of me, travelling in a roughly 45 degree angle, appearing to travel from East to West. It traveled about the same speed as meteors I have seen before, and before it disappeared in the air, it seemed to have a great green flash, with possibly some orange and white.
If I stretched my arms out in front of me, using my hands to determine when it started and appeared to end, I would say the entire event took place within 3 feet, and the final burst or flash appeared about the size of my fist (approx 3 inch diameter), with the core being about the size of a silver dollar.