I saw it from Tacoma Wa. (Puyallup).
Sitting outside at my fire pit facing south.
Lasted about 1.5 seconds headed straight down.
Looked white from here. Bigger than any comet I ever saw.
Not really eye catching I was just looking at the sky in that spot
Wow, all the way up in Puyallup! I swear it was landing only a few miles from me. I was guessing 1.5 seconds duration as well. I just happened to be looking at that spot while driving, too — maybe 20 degrees off the roadway to the right. Luckily I was on an elevated section of the expressway, so I was above all the local trees and buildings and had a clear view.
Had to be a different one.
I don't think you know what a comet is.
What you saw sounds more like an iridium flare. Were you looking SSE at about a 45 degree angle at around 7:15?
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Shontai Hanks Sperling · Dundee, Oregon
My husband saw this in Redding...WOW!
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Carol Harder · Puyallup, Washington
My daughter was outside her house in Toledo, Washington talking to me on her cell about the same time and , in the middle of a sentence, yelled OMG what..Oh I just saw a huge shooting star up towards the moon!
At typical meteor altitudes, the distance of a ground observer can be as much as 600-700 miles away, depending on how low in the sky you see it. http://www.amsmeteors.org/richardson/distance.html
This one, according to the sequence of reports was headed more-less south or SSW; and San Jose, Santa Cruz, & Monterey are almost exactly due south of Puyallup, at about 700-725 miles. Redding (mentioned in the above comments is also almost exactly on that trajectory.