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Occurred : 9/22/2010 21:00 (Entered as : 092210 21:00)
Reported: 9/27/2010 6:16:20 PM 18:16
Posted: 11/21/2010
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 minutes
Two fireballs seen south of Santa Monica.

My wife and I were outside looking at the harvest moon and Jupiter, a few minutes after 9pm on September 22, when two lights became visible to the south-east of us, in the direction of LAX.

At first I thought they were landing lights of jets coming towards us, but as we watched, they became bright orange and fiery, like the exhaust from a rocket launch.

The skies were absolutely clear, and the full moon was lighting up everything so we could see that there was no smoke or contrail coming from the objects.

We watched as the objects appeared to go straight up, then turn in different directions (toward the east and south), as they appeared to leave the atmosphere.

The objects were about the size of half the diameter of a penny at arms length and were about two pennies apart. The observation lasted maybe two minutes.