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Occurred : 12/22/2017 17:45 (Entered as : 12/22/17 17:45)
Reported: 12/22/2017 6:26:02 PM 18:26
Posted: 1/18/2018
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Shape: Changing
Duration:5 minutes
We saw a first fireball that broke in 2 pieces and kept moving south while the second light started moving in spirals.

We saw a pretty big fireball moving south emitting a large smoke trail, bigger than a smoke trail emitted by a F-16. After a minute or so it released a second, smaller light/fireball, as it happens when a meteorite breaks in the stratosphere. The weird thing from a meteorite is that the first light kept moving ahead emitting a trail very similar to that of a comet (triangular bright trail) and stopped emitting the original smoke trail, while the second smaller light started composing spiral movements while slowing proceeding south (much slower than the first fireball). After a minute the second light vanished and the first, bigger fireball kept going south until it went out of our sight.