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F.I.T.S. Internet Traffic Inquiries Indicate...Email Confirms Minnesota, Wisconsin Meteor Fireball 10:15pm CDT 25JUN2011

E-mail From:
Thomas M.-Hudson, Wisconsin
June 25  2011. Tonight at 10:15 pm central daylight time I saw a large reddish-orange fireball in the sky. I was on my deck 15 miles east of St Paul minnesota.  The fireball was in the western sky and traveled from the south to north in a straight line.  The angle above the earth ( from my position) appeared to be about 20-25 degrees above the horizon. The fireball was about 1/2 the size of a full moon from my perspective. It appeared to be very,very slightly flickering in intensity but was alway very bright. It appeared to be round. From the time of first sighting  until it disappeared over the horizon was about 30 seconds.  My wife was also a witness.  We compared notes and agreed as to all points about this. I am an experienced pilot of many years experience so am used to looking a objects in the sky gaging distance, shape etc. I have 15 years experience as a Missile engineer at White Sands Missile range some years ago where I experienced many missile firings. So again I am familiar with this aspect of flying objects. This object glowed bright in color Orange-reddish, and left no trail or no visible debris falling away but it seemed to have an extremely slight tail. I am certain it was not an aircraft. The flight path was very consistent and apparently level with the horizon from first viewing to disappearing from sight. I need to add that there was no audible sound from this "fireball".
FITS Inquiries From:
Hudson, Wisconsin arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for fire ball in sky June 25 2011, 10 15 pm.
22:57:48 -- 2 hours 24 mins ago 

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