Okay...let me try to explain this again.
First, you can't go by the pictures for how it really looked. They suck. I simply used them to try and show that there really was something there,
for what it's worth.
It was NOT a contrail. Absolutely 100% certain..and my husband who was in the military for 20 yrs agrees. No way. It was NOT the northern lights,
although they were visible on the LOW north horizon last night as a green glow.
The pictures were a long exposure, but that was only because I was trying to make the white light visible...it was NOT moving forward, but slowly
undulating, spreading out and fading. It glowed. There were no clouds in the sky.
I did NOT see what made it. It was already present from horizon to horizon as ONE LONG TAIL when we got out there. It thickened and spread out to
the SE, which is what makes us think that is the direction it came from (whatever made it)
It was INSIDE our atmosphere...was NOT fire or anything that appeared to be burning. Nothing was breaking off or falling away from it. It really
looked like glowing mist or vapors waving in the sky, which is why I describe it as looking like a comet tail, but I know it couldn't be one.
My husband agrees with me that it most closely resembled the tail of a long-range missile. I don't get it though. Where would it be coming from and
going to? Based on the direction, it would have originated Eastern Washington or further.
I don't know if it could have been that Chinese rocket. The projector in the link shows it going over the Eastern States. I am in the extreme NW
corner...almost to Canada. And there was no appearance of anything burning.
NOT a fireball. NOT a plane or contrail. NOT a cloud. NOT northern lights. I am stumped.
ETA: Don't see how it could possible be the asteroid, as this appeared to be inside our atmosphere.
edit on 1-6-2013 by westcoast because: (no