Wow, that really lit up the sky. It does resemble a sword.
"A shooting star streaks across the sky during a meteor shower. Residents of the area near Madrid airport reported seeing a ball of fire explode and disintregrate in skies over the Spanish capital overnight, security services said.(AFP/NASA (news - web sites)/File) Fri Jan 28,10:47 AM ET "
It resembles a crusader broad sword, if you want to get spooky about it. Now if the tip is pointed east southeast, I'm outa here.