The Following Report Indicates A Low Elevation (possible earthgrazer) Fireball With Persistent Train/Trail ~11:00 P.M. PDT 31JUL2011
Sue P.-Neakahnie Mt, OR:
Going north to south, the fireball seemed to be going level in the sky. The tail kept lighting up and it just hung in the air in full suspension for about 9-12 seconds. Even when the tip was no longer in view, the tail didn’t change, it just hung there in the sky-much longer than when we watch fireworks linger in the 4th of July sky.WE watched it with binoculars and it turned into a faint cloudy looking trail that began to fall out of the sky. This was visible for about 1 full minute. thank you Sue! Waiting for additional reports.
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