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Occurred : 9/3/2011 21:30 (Entered as : 09/03/11 21:30)
Reported: 9/15/2011 11:27:08 AM 11:27
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: Cascade Mountains (central part), WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10-15 minutes
Fireball appeared in the eastern sky about 9:30 p.m from Dishpan Gap near Glacier peak. Seemed to be releasing tiny blue objects.

Was backpacking near Dishpan Gap in the central Cascades in Washington State. Had been watching the night sky as it was totally clear and filled with stars. Watched what appeared to be a satellite in the eastern sky move slowly from north to south when a much bigger object, what appeared to be a fireball, came into view and moved along a similar path. Then it stopped and seemed to release tiny blue objects that appeared to move toward and away from the fireball in a more or less up and down pattern. This lasted about 10 minutes and then it all disappeared. I have been backpacking in the Cascades for years and have never seen anything unusual in the night sky.