Re: (meteorobs) Fireball Report 2/4/04 Miami FL approx 25.6N 80.4W
hello group - i am so pleased to be
able to make this report!
having just left the fort lauderdale
airport to pick up my visiting son, we were just west of the miami airport when
fireball was observed
Your Name? dale botwin
Your Town/State/Country? miami, fl,
Date and Time? 2/4/04 approx 711pm
What compass direction did
the fireball appear from? S
What compass direction did the fireball
DISAPPEAR from? SSW
How long, in seconds, were you able to see it in the sky? 1.5
How many degrees
off the horizon was it when it APPEARED?
(As a reference, a closed fist held
at arm's length is
approximately 10 degrees.)
How many degrees off the horizon was it when it
How bright did it appear?
Like a star, Venus, the
Moon, or the setting Sun?
Did it have any color(s)?
pale green - see notes
Did it appear to fall apart as it went by? What
did that look like?
Did it leave a persistent streak in
the sky after it was gone?
How long did that last?
viewing conditions were poor
How fast did it move? Use a 1 to 5 scale, 1
VERY slow, and 5 being extremely quick.
hear a sound?
If yes, what was the time delay from sighting to
What is the closest Town/State to where you saw
Please put any additional remarks,
sketches, drawings, etc. below:
and i were travelling southbound on florida turnpike - we both observed the
object despite highway lighting - both agreed on color although windshield
tinting may have altered the true color - quite bright,