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Occurred : 10/27/2012 20:40 (Entered as : 10/27/12 20:40)
Reported: 10/27/2012 7:22:36 PM 19:22
Posted: 10/30/2012
Location: Wading River, NY
Shape: Fireball
Duration:<1 minute
I saw a fireball go across the night sky from east to west; very fast, no noise, no trail.

I saw an orange/red ball of fire go across the night sky from east to west directly over my house. It was much larger than any shooting star or meteor that I had ever seen. There was no tail and no noise whatsoever. It appeared to be somewhat low in the sky; the moon was out and visible, but it was cloudy and no stars could be seen. This object was far below the cloud cover. I half expected it to crash off to the west or hit the tree tops. I ran to follow it as it moved, but my view was obscured by trees, and I lost sight of it. There were no blinking lights and no real specific shape to it. Any suggestions?