I was walking when I saw the light from the fireball
5:30 PM and It was dark outside. I saw the very bright light shining through the trees onto the ground and my first momentary reaction was a nuclear bomb had gone off. Then I saw the shadows move quite a bit so I figured the *rseholes in the party house down the street had set off a flare but I didn't hear anything. So I kept on going home.
The light wasn't as bright as sunlight but it was definitely three or five times brighter than moonlight. It was also a very stark white or a welding arc light white.
I didn't see the meteor myself as it would've been behind a 2 story house I was just talking by. I only saw the light on the ground. And there was no way I was going to look towards a nuclear bomb blast. <smile>
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Interesting. According to Wiki the official definition was fireball and not meteor or meteorite. So I changed the title accordingly.