I was facing east toward the Gulf of Mexico at sunset. The fireball was maybe halfway overhead and was bending toward the ocean. It was green and yellow and very bright, like commercial fireworks before they explode. I thought it could have been an airplane or a satellite streaming into the atmosphere. It sort of fizzled out before it reached the horizon. I have seen meteors before but nothing this big and bright and close to the earth. I thought for sure it would strike the ocean but i didn't see or hear anything. It was extremely cool.