|Occurred : 1/1/2011 00:10 (Entered as : 01/01/11 0:10)
Reported: 3/14/2011 12:27:21 PM 12:27
Location: Guffey, CO
|Large & small fireballs ring in the New Year 2011 in CO
When the skies are clear, we often see meteors and such in our rural location. After watching the ball drop on TV, we went outside to celebrate with a few small fireworks. First we saw a smaller orange looking fireball to the SE, moving NE across the horizon. It streaked quickly across the horizon, then was gone. 2 or 3 minutes later, we saw a MUCH LARGER fireball, to the NE, moving NW across the horizon, then dissapearing. We could see so much detail on this fireball: It appeared to be a white/yellow glowing orb, with colorful tails streaming off it's sides and rear. The tails were red, blue, and green. We couldn't stop thinking & talking about it all night. I was surprised to find not much collaboration on the internet.