|Occurred : 9/17/2019 22:31 (Entered as : 091719 22:31)
Reported: 9/17/2019 9:17:50 PM 21:17
Location: Carson City, NV
|Flaming Fireball inbound, darkened -reignited, then extinguished while still on low trajectory.
Coming home from work in Reno NV, I had just turned southbound on Saliman Rd, South of Fairview Dr., mid city Carson City facing a drk noncomercial area, no business lighting. Heading into a darkened residential area I saw a fireball come into view traveling from southeast direction at eye level in my mid-windshield view, at a roughly 45 degree angle moving south west. I would say the travel length was about 5-6 inches across my windshield. It was not a pinpoint meteorite type, but a flaming, blueish white object giving off sparks. What was unusual it started to darken as if expiring out, then re-enflamed for another 1-2 seconds continuing in it's steep decline. I estimate if it had continued after it extinguished it would have impacted in the Gardnerville Ranchos area, a housing area of homes & ranches at the base of the Sierra foothills. I did not see any impact flash or claim there was one, I'm just pinpointing the final phase of the fireball trajectory as it did extinguish slightly above my horizon view of homes maybe a mile in front of me.
I am a senior, fully competent Cell phone customer representative & troubleshooter. I have reported maybe one simaler indicent 20 years ago while living in Burbank CA.