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Saw something on my way home tonight

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I was driving home tonight around 9:45 from a computer job. It was 37degs out and the skys really hazy which come to find out were ice crystals. I'm halfway down my street and the sky lights up and this gigantic 'shooting star' comes out of nowhere. I proceeded to loudly blurt out Holy Shit!!! The first split second thought I had was that it was some kind of missile. That thought quickly passed when I could clearly make out a huge white ball shape and equally huge tail. It lasted for four or five seconds.

I got home and spent the next twenty minutes frantically trying to find if anything like this was supposed to happen tonight but couldn't find anything. Only that the moon was supposed to cast a rainbow because of the ice crystal haze. What I saw seemed so low I was thinking to myself that it was going to reach the ground if it didn't burn up quick, and just like that it disappeared.

This is the closest match I could find to what I saw:

meteorcanadadu2.gif

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From what I found there was supposed to be meteor activity that night in the southern part of the sky which was where I saw it. There was a scientific name for what it was but I can't remember now. Usually when you see shooting stars they are more or less just the size of pebbles. What I saw that night and the one in the gif was like a boulder!

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