|Occurred : 7/8/2000 22:00 (Entered as : 07/08/00( 22:00)
Reported: 7/11/2000 23:49
Location: Santa Rosa/Forestville, CA
|Fast moving greenish object going from east-to-west somewhere southeast of Santa Rosa, CA at about 22:00 on 07-08-00
We were headed due east toward Santa Rosa, CA on Guerneville Road, a mile east of State Highway 116. At about 2200 hours, I was the passenger and spotted a greenish object streaking across the sky at about 2 o'clock position. I have to guess the view angle at about 15 degrees from my position. It was viewable to about 20-25 degrees to the southeast. I checked a map and that is the approximate direction to Modesto from our position as we were heading east. The object was going from west to east at a high velocity as it was viewable for only one second. My initial thought that it was a meteor but it was quite large, about a quarter of a fingernail held at arm's length. The driver of the truck also noted it and we both wondered what the hell it was. It was hard to determine the shape as it was somewhat blurred, either there was haze in the sky or it was very far away. (This may be the same object reported in Ceres, CA)The location of Forestville, CA in Coordinates, is 122W53.5 38N28.4 Our position was about 3 miles south/southeast of that point.