|Occurred : 8/12/1999 03:25 (Entered as : 08/12/99 03:25)
Reported: 8/12/1999 16:17
Location: Long Beach, CA
|While viewing the meteor shower, I noticed just to the right of Jupiter a small orange dot heading due north over me, passed extreme speeds, 2 in formation, fading off to the left of the Polaris
During the meteor shower, I noticed a small orange dot coming from the south just to the right of Jupiter, at around 3:25am PST, I thought it was going to be another satellite, as it approached which was within 5 seconds, I noticed the speed of the object was way to fast for ANYTHING I had ever seen before, and that as it was passing overhead that there were 2, in a simi v formation, dull fuzzy orange in color with darker centers, round, and moving very fast, I jumped up by then to watch them pass, and fade off towards the left of Polaris in the muck of the city glow. The objects made no sound, the direction was complete oppisite from the radiant of the meteor shower. I had my wife out by the next 5 minutes.As we talked and watched more meteors, she spoted the same orage thing moving at a very high rate of speed heading south when I caught it also, It looked the same but only as 1, until I looked harder it seemed it could have been 2 very close together, this sighting was only about 5-8 seconds with the speed of the object taking into the city muck again to the right of Jupiter about 15 degrees. THis night was clear, aircraft could be seen flying as normal, a few satellites as normal, and many meteors coming from the radiant. I have been an ametuer astronomer for some 25 yrs, and have never seen anything close to this or ANYTHING moving at that speed, not even when the shuttle lands here does it move that fast, even then the shuttle makes 2 loud bangs even at its slower speed.