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Michael

Edmond, OK

#1 Nov 18, 2008
I was coming home at about 5:45 this evening and saw a fireball shooting across the sky at a downward arc.
Did anyone else see it?
Michael

Edmond, OK

#2 Nov 18, 2008
this was over Sunnyvale not San Leandro
Steph94087

Edmond, OK

#3 Nov 18, 2008
I found this online. I'm posting it here just in case I forget to tell you about it later.

KCRA 3 News
Large Light Seen In Sacramento Area Sky
Light Seen Tuesday Afternoon

POSTED: 6:44 pm PST November 18, 2008
UPDATED: 6:53 pm PST November 18, 2008
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SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- People from Lincoln down to Modesto have reported seeing a large colorful bright light Tuesday afternoon.

Some people said the light was traveling from east to west and that it was greenish blue.

KCRA 3 made calls to Beale and Vandenberg Air Force bases and the North American Aerospace Defense Command but no contacted agency has claimed launching or detecting anything unusual.

An e-mailer wrote in to KCRA.com claiming to see "a very large meteor streak across the sky at about 5:30 p.m." that broke into three or four pieces and lasted for 5 to 6 seconds.

Refresh KCRA.com for more on this developing story.

Copyright 2008 by KCRA.com . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Nancy

Antioch, CA

#4 Nov 18, 2008
Michael wrote:
I was coming home at about 5:45 this evening and saw a fireball shooting across the sky at a downward arc.
Did anyone else see it?
Yes, I saw it also as I was driving home. I live in Pittsburg (Bay area).
Nancy

Antioch, CA

#5 Nov 18, 2008
I have been on the computer all evening looking for ANY news about the fireball that I saw around 5:30 pm.
I live in the Bay Area (Pittsburg). I was driving home and waiting for the signal to change. I just happened to look up when I saw it streaking across the sky. It was traveling east to west. It was big and very bright, and had a long tail. It also had some green in it. If you saw it as well - please respond.
Steph94087

Edmond, OK

#6 Nov 18, 2008
Hi,
I didn't personally see it, but my husband tells me that he saw military helicopters heading that way. You could hear them from our home in Sunnyvale. I've been searching the web as well, and haven't been able to find anything, not even in the news tonight...
Fred--Roseville

Roseville, CA

#8 Nov 18, 2008
Yeah I saw it and it looked like it was coming down really close to this area. If you are familar to Roseville it was like high65 and Blue Oaks where I saw it.
kelly kay miller

Sacramento, CA

#9 Nov 19, 2008
Wow..it was amazing..i was on my porch smoking..lifted my head up to exhale and there it was...seemed like it lasted like 7 seconds...huge green body with blue-yellow tail..then poof it vanished...saw the whole thing..was kinda scary at first..from my view it looked big...not like a little shooting star..i thought..this could be it.
mdp088

Hayward, CA

#10 Nov 19, 2008
I saw it too. I was in Pleasanton driving home around 5:30. I looked up and saw something shooting across the sky... from east to west... looked like a huge fireball with bright long tail... it kinda just faded and disappeared.
Ruth

Sacramento, CA

#11 Nov 19, 2008
I saw it too. I was driving home and over the bridge on Sunrise, I looked up and thought it was firworks or a shooting star, but had never seen a shooting star that close. It was blue with a yellow tail, it was so close and looked like it landed/fell in Carmichael. Did not last but a few seconds.
Steph94087

San Jose, CA

#12 Nov 19, 2008
turns out that post from last night about the Perseid meteor shower was old..So nothing was scheduled to happen last night. This was a true oddity.
Marcus

Livermore, CA

#13 Nov 19, 2008
I saw this thing going down!
I was in South Tracy looking Northwest.
I thought it was an aircraft in trouble or a meteor...I am so glad I wasn't the only one!

Since: Apr 07

Sunnyvale, CA

#14 Nov 19, 2008
On Monday night I saw a couple of bright shooting stars...which, usually, I see one every once-in-awhile. Definitely, not two within a few minutes of each other. Don't know if there's any relation to the sightings on Tuesday night... maybe a Death Star blew away another planet :p
Darcie-Lake County

Union City, CA

#15 Nov 19, 2008
I saw it on my way home from work too. I was traveling north on Hwy 29 in Lower Lake. IT WAS HUGE! Very bright, lasted longer than probably any shooting star I've ever seen before.
Nancy wrote:
I have been on the computer all evening looking for ANY news about the fireball that I saw around 5:30 pm.
I live in the Bay Area (Pittsburg). I was driving home and waiting for the signal to change. I just happened to look up when I saw it streaking across the sky. It was traveling east to west. It was big and very bright, and had a long tail. It also had some green in it. If you saw it as well - please respond.
sun

United States

#16 Nov 19, 2008
i saw it and it was so bright
bsrh

United States

#17 Nov 19, 2008
Michael wrote:
I was coming home at about 5:45 this evening and saw a fireball shooting across the sky at a downward arc.
Did anyone else see it?
My boyfriend and I were going to dinner driving from los gatos CA on HWY 17 toward San Jose and we say the streak, it was very CLOSE in the sky, it was quick, and it was FANTASTIC...it really freaked us out! I would never forget what I saw.
gee

AOL

#18 Nov 20, 2008
I saw one in Mississippi about 5:45 Thursday. . have been online trying to see if anyone else saw it.
kelsey Dortman

Halbrite, Canada

#19 Nov 20, 2008
we live in northern saskatchewan, canada. at aprox 645 pm my wife yelled for me to come look at what lit up the the sky like it was mid day. it was greenish orange with a orange tinge?
erica

Lincoln, CA

#20 Nov 20, 2008
yes, I saw it too. I live in Lincoln and i was driving home on sierra college blvd from rocklin to lincoln. I was looking towards the north west sky and saw the fireball as they called it on the news the next day. I have never seen anything like it. I thought it was going to hit the ground.
Forest Gribble

United States

#21 Nov 21, 2008
Last Night around 5:30
Out back about to start grilling and up in the sky was a bright orange light moving across the sky very slow and not in a straight flight path jagged movements. about 10 15 seconds went by and all the sudden the light just faded to a small light point.
my mother witnessed this she seed she never has seen any thing like it.
If it was what i think it was i am very happy i finally seen one..

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