I can still see the entire event vividly in my mind. It was by far the largest and longest lasting fireball I have ever seen. Absolutely beautiful. I first noticed the sky flickering then the fireball appeared and was as bright (if not brighter) than the LED streetlight it was streaking past. I was actually mesmerized and took a second before I was able to speak and call attention to it. The people I was sitting with took a second to register where I was focused and there was still a substantial fireball by the time they were able to turn and look behind themselves to see it. I stood up and shifted so I could watch it until it was gone. It seemed to last an eternity.
37° 39' 47,87'' N (37,66°)
120° 57' 38,06'' W (-120,96°)
Uhrzeit und Dauer
Datum & Uhrzeit (Ortszeit)
31.07.2021 00:40 PDT
Datum & Uhrzeit (UT)
31.07.2021 07:40 UT
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Helligkeit und Farbe
Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Bright fiery tail which was focused towards the front and what appeared to be chunks of the main body which were breaking off. The tail was very well defined and visually detailed form the bright burning front which flickered and flashed as it broke apart. Some bigger chunks broke away and maintained its trajectory often having trains of their own. As it continued breaking apart the main body fed the train which dissipated until sputtering off into a haze with flecks of sparks or embers that flickered and faded away
The object flashed several times as large pieces broke off and fell away. Each subsequent piece continued decaying away into smaller bits and pieces until there was a final burst/flash which dissipated until the entirety of the object and it's pieces fizzled out in the night sky.