|Occurred : 12/2/2001 18:45 (Entered as : 12/02/01 18:45)
Reported: 12/2/2001 5:55:31 PM 17:55
Location: Albuquerque, NM
|Formation - White Triangle, String of Lights, and Large Red Glow
SSE approximately one hand length above horizon at arms length One large white object - triangular in shape, followed by a string of very small single points of light in a very straight line, off to the right of last point of light a large red light. The entire formation points SSE toward the SE horizon The white object is dirty white, somewhat triangular, lowest in the formation. The single points of light look like stars but are in a very straight line. The red light is more diffuse and is off to the right of the main formation.
The entire formation is stationary reletive to the starfield and relative to a house across the street from my viewpoint.
I reported the sighting to the local news (all 3 networks) - as the formation has been stationary for almost an hour. Some news desks said it was the Russian rocket burning up - but that event happened a couple of days ago and does not resemble debris breaking up in the atmosphere. I will try to film or photgraph the formation.
As I write this report, the formation is still in the sky.