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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/27/2013 22:30 (Entered as : 07/27/13 22:30)
Reported: 7/28/2013 9:19:20 AM 09:19
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: Huntsville, AL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3-5 minutes
Orange fireball in South Huntsville in the eastern sky for about five minutes, no sound.

Myself and two others watched a bright orange fireball in the eastern sky moving from south to north while sitting outside at night. It looked to be very high in the night sky, at least as high as the planes fly around my house.I had gotten up from my seat and just happened to glance up in between two trees and saw the object.

At first I thought it was a very large asteroid because of the size and brightness and yelled for my friends to come see. After about 30 seconds the object was growing in brightness and starting to slow down. Another minute or so passed and the object changed direction and started heading towards the east. At this point I took out my iphone to record the object but had a hard time keeping it in frame or in focus.

I did get about a minute of footage before I shut off the record function. The object continued to move off to the east at a slow pace before blinking out after about another minute.

Weather was calm, no ground level wind. There was a scattering of clouds in the sky and they looked to be moving from the SW to the NE.