What I saw was reported in the Albuquerque newspaper as a green fireball.
It streaked across the proving grounds at a very low elevation, below the mountainous horizon.
The object was a luminiscent pale green orb with a thin, bright yellow rim and short, sharp tail.
It was early morning with dawn just breaking.
The mountains on the horizon were dark silouettes.
I was facing East and it moved from North to South and went it over the mountains to the southeast, which were many miles away.
Witnesses reported this sighting to a Dr. Lincoln La Paz, who, I believe, was a professor at the university of New Mexico.
It was speculated that this may have been St. Elmos fire.