|Occurred : 11/16/1999 18:09 (Entered as : 11/16/99 18:09 EST)
Reported: 11/17/1999 10:37
Location: Newmarket (Canada), ON
|3 Blue green balls of light with streaming orange yellow tails. Tails resembling sparks.
I was travelling south bound on Woodbine Ave, just on the east side of Newmarket. I noticed to my right (west) a stream of blue green lights glowing in the western sky, just above the horizen moving in an eastern direction. At first I though that an large airliner was making an approch to land,except for the fact that there were no landing stips in the area. I pulled over and got out of the vehicle as fast as I could. I continued to watch the three balls of light drift almost directly over me. The stream was stretching across the sky at about 30 degrees right above where I was standing. The tail looked like orange yellow sparkles that faded as it passed over me. It faded or burned up completely just as it passed over me. I heard on the radio at about 13:06 EST that they mentioned that the Leonids meteor shower would be active but that the sighting that they descibed (very briefly) was what I had seen was not part of the Leonids but mearly a stray! If it was a Russian rocket booster (Yeah right!),they should get a gold medal for making it this far east.