- Posted February 16, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Light Years: Your view of space and stars
My Meteor Stories
The second experience happened a few years ago. My wife and I were driving at night from our house in California to our vacation house at the Colorado River in Arizona. It had taken us a few hours to get through all the traffic in the LA basin and were zipping along on I 40 between Barstow and the Cal/Az border. My wife was driving and I was sitting rather bored in the passenger seat. I happened to glance out the window across the dark desert. All of a sudden I saw a beautiful green object streak across the sky. It was beautiful like a green firework. It must've been an iron/nickel meteor since nickel burns green. The photo I used is one I found on the internet. I wish I had a camera handy that night. But what I saw is similar to the photo.