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Occurred : 3/6/2015 19:30 (Entered as : 3/6/15 7:30)
Reported: 3/6/2015 5:32:34 PM 17:32
Posted: 3/13/2015
Location: Arlington, VA
Shape: Circle
Duration:2 minutes
Explosion and then a Giant Star-like object appeared and ascended

I was walking back from taking the garbage out and saw what looked like a shooting star. The shooting star/object was moving west away from Washington, DC.. As it was moving west, it exploded into two pieces. It looked like a blue flame that split into two. Half of it went West and the other half moved East and disintegrated.

At that moment I thought it was pretty cool that I saw a shooting star, but then thought I never seen a shooting star explode like that.

I then proceeded to look up at the sky and about a minute after I saw the explosion, I looked up and saw what looked like a very big star. I would say it was comparable to the size of the North Star. The Star got bigger and then started to ascend upward and disappeared.

Now I am an educated man and have seen dozens of shooting stars but never saw a shooting star explode and then see object in the sky move closer to Earth and then ascend upward and out of our atmosphere. Pretty crazy but pretty exciting as well.