What was racing through the sky Tuesday, June 14th between 3:30 am--4:30 am?. I often go outside at this time of night to gaze at
the sky through my telescope or just my binoculars. I live in a rural area in East Central Texas and astronomy is one of my hobbies.
I have seen many "shooting stars" and this one was different. It shot across the night sky just like a meteorite burning up in the atmosphere, but
it trailed a wide, colorful tail behind it. The color appeared blue with an orange or yellow border on the sides of its tail. From my perspective,
it was in the southeastern sky.
Does anyone know if there were any satellites or other space garbage that was quite large and fell out of orbit at the time I said at the beginning of
yea, i've seen two in the past six months. one, in vancouver BC (december '04), and then another recently here in london, ontario (april-may-ish
'05). it was weird, and lasted only a brief moment, as it streaked across the sky. both looked generally the same. so my guess is it's probablly
something of that nature, but who knows.
Here this is most likely a better one, though there are a number of guys like Commander Keen Kid that know their stuff about astronomy on ATS, Bad
Astronomy is a site dedicated to it. I believe there are a number of members of this board on that board as well.
I had a similar strange experience seeing something fall from the sky on the night of Wednesday the 15th of June. I live in Australia and was out with
friends and we were driving past this big vacant block of land and all of a sudden I spotted a red light falling from the sky fairly high up.
The light got brighter as it headed toward ground, this object was much too big to be a flare and it seemed to land over the horizon with what sounded
like a deep boom and compared to the landmarks, such as buildings, on the horizon this was no small object. All 6 people in the car saw and heard the
exact same thing and were completely puzzled.
After having talked with other people about what we saw, we found out that at least one other person we knew had seen the same object from the other
side of the city. After sitting there talking about what we had seen, we were certain there would be some sort of media coverage but nope, not a word.
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