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Occurred : 3/18/2012 21:30 (Entered as : 3/18/12 21:30)
Reported: 6/21/2012 5:17:51 PM 17:17
Posted: 7/4/2012
Location: Iowa City, IA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:4-5 seconds
3/18/12 9:30 pm, very fast moving orange small ball, zipped from south to north - driving west on I80 just before Iowa City

My wife and I were traveling Westbound on Interstate 80 on March 18th at approximately 9:30 pm when we saw a small distant fireball quickly cross from the southern sky to the north, very quickly. We were just a few miles from Iowa City on I80 when we both saw this at the same time. My wife was driving; I was in the passenger seat.

It was as small as a star, but more orange in color. Like as if an orange star was closer, like within the atmosphere, but it was fast, very very fast. It zipped in a almost straight line from the southern sky to the north.

The whole thing lasted only about 4 - 5 seconds. Immediately my wife and I exclaimed to one another...."did you see that"? But it was gone very quickly. It left a very strong impression on both of us. We both have seen shooting stars and meteor showers...but this was noticiable different.

Orange, small and very very fast. Once again, 4 -5 seconds across the sky from south to north.