posted on Apr, 23 2014 @ 04:51 AM
Ok here is something I have never seen before. I was outside with the dog at about 0105, i witnessed a bright white streak across the sky heading WSW.
My first thought it was a meteor, then I realized that it was below the cloud cover. I was looking NW, partly cloudy skys to the W, clear N/NE, cloudy
E visiblity approximatley 10-15 miles (from my position). I am guessing clouds were approximatley 25-35,000 feet (unable to verify, guessing with no
physical landmarks to use for reference i.e. mountains). The streak (from pov) was about 3.5-5 inches long (going to guess 2-5 miles long about
10-15,000 ft below cloud cover. It illuminated 2-3 seconds, no sound heard. I remained outside for 5 more minutes roughly and nothing else was
I know there has been a meteor shower the past couple of days, and that was my first thought, and didn't give it a second thought, untill it dawned
on me that it was below the cloud cover and lit up the sky including the clouds.
My question is this, could it be a meteor that entered the atmosphere be fore the cloud coverage or is it something else? If it was a meteor what
would the chances of it doing this and I would have expected to hear something that low, fast and hot.
I am curious if anyone else may have seen this, as well as y'alls thoughts on it. Was very out of the ordinary figured y'all would be interested in
Here is a screen shot of the NWS page on weather info shortly after it occured: