|Occurred : 7/27/2012 21:00 (Entered as : 07/27/12 21:00)
Reported: 7/29/2012 6:41:58 PM 18:41
Location: Naples, FL
|Good-sized orange fireball coming from Gulf of Mexico in Northeast direction over Naples
On Saturday night, about 9:00 P.M. E.D.S.T. seen from Naples FL looking west southwest out over the Gulf of Mexico, we saw what appeared to be a large orange fireball at about 40 to 60 degrees elevation from horizon. The sphere was about one tenth the size of a full moon and was moving very slowly in an East Northeast direction. It flared out (extinguished) at about 60 degrees where it appeared to have stopped moving forward, or toward us. A smaller red light, but just as bright, seemed to be at the leading edge of the orange sphere.
Last night’s sighting was the third that we have seen with this same description, with the previous two having come from the same direction over the Gulf, but traveling much faster. The last one was at the end of May and burned out after going overhead and disappearing in the Northeast at about 25 degrees latitude. The first one we saw would have been sometime last year.