Can a fireball be seen during the daylight hours. I once many years ago seen something much like explained here, but it was during the day. It appeared as a ball (football shaped) bright light that went across the sky and then what seemed like 2 feet of my vision distance it disappeared. Sorry, I am not likely to believe in little green men. Science and explanation first. lol
Absolutely, and totally, I believe you! I saw one during broad daylight too, maybe 15 years ago. No doubt about it!
Well, no stars should go out, obviously, since even the shortest-lived ones exist for 10 million years. My guess: it went behind a cloud, or else it was a satellite (some appear briefly, then vanish -- especially Iridium satellites) or else aircraft lights, or else a meteor coming straight toward you!
Is a falling star the same as a fireball? You should see the wad of dust at Greensburg,Ks. Meteorite the size of a VW. I live in the country and see a lot!
A meteor bright enough to cast shadows is called a fireball. And if it explodes into pieces, it's called a bolide.