|Occurred : 5/1/2000 22:55 (Entered as : 05-01-00 22:55)
Reported: 5/3/2000 03:36
Location: Little Rock, AR
|I first noticed one object moving from NE to SE. The object was visible at about 45 degrees in the NE sky. It moved silently at a uniform speed with no change in intensity. As it reached the 90 degree point I noticed there were actually 3 objects or one large object forming an isosceles triangle. The object(s)slowly faded out in the SE sky at about 45 degrees above the horizon.
Myself and my friend went outside at 10:50 pm to walk the dogs. I always look at the stars, I am an amateur astronomer and have had a keen interest in that subject for some time. As I looked to the Norheast, I saw what I believed to be a satellite moving to the Southeast. I pointed this out to my companion. As the object past over head at 90 degrees I saw there were actually three objects flying in formation, or one large object. The person with me was able to see two of the three points of light before they faded in the Southeast. The space between the triangle points was very large. I estimate you could place 3 full moons within that area. Movement of the object(s) was very fluid, no sound, the points of light making up the triangle remained fixed, not increasing or decreasing in distance. I observed no stars being blacked out as the object(s)passed over. Distance above the earth was very difficuly to determine other than to say they appeared to be in low earth orbit.