I saw something like that about 10 years ago, if I remember right, I got the fright of my life as the tail was miles long and lasted a few seconds heading out into the Atlantic. It was that amazing, I was more or less thinking about it for days on end. I only saw it because I had a lot on my mind and went out for a walk.
One night I was high, and I saw a meteor shower, it was constant, it was like orange sparks flashing through the sky, and I thought it would never end. At first, I thought I was tripping, but after a while, you know if it's your mind playing tricks on you or not. A little part of me thought it was because I was high, but then other people saw it too and were amazed. The other reason I remember it so well, is because it was about the exact same time the huge tsunami hit Asia, and then days later, we had out own local natural disaster.