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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/11/2012 23:43 (Entered as : 7/11/12 23:43)
Reported: 7/11/2012 9:09:30 PM 21:09
Posted: 8/5/2012
Location: Fairfield, CT
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 3 seconds
large yellow/white fireball seen in fairfield

I saw a large meteor? white/yellow 3x size of full moon coming from southeast toward northwest direction. It was moving horizontally and appeared to be surrounded by sparks. It had a long tail at the end. The sky was cloudy, so I'm assuming it was travelling low in the sky beneath the clouds, otherwise I would'nt have seen it. My wife was talking to me in the backyard while I was looking up at the sky. She was facing in the opposite direction, by the time she turned to look it was gone.