|Occurred : 11/29/2002 00:19 (Entered as : 11/29/02 00:19)
Reported: 12/1/2002 8:52:42 PM 20:52
Location: Victoria (Canada), BC
|Space debris momentarily light up in sky over Victoria B.C.
Four to five white lights that appeared as a break up of some sort went north over Victoria, British Columbia at 12:19 Friday morning. They were so close that at first I thought they were a low flying jet going over the top of the hotel, but immediately realized that the lights were irregular, all bright white and some left a faint streaking in the sky. They went over the top of the hotel, 90 degrees, and blinked out at about 60 degrees northerly. I feel certain that the cluster was a break up of some space vehicle (satellite, rocket etc), it was reminiscent of the debris that came over Seattle some years ago that created quite a stir. However, there's a chance that it could have been meteoroids, but I've spent many hours observing meteor showers with some real close ones(one even exploded over my head and made an explosive sound and left a cloud that sat in the air where it exploded for over 10 minutes), and this was bigger than any of those spectacular meteors, and the fact that it was all in a cluster moving at the same speed and in the same direction, suggests to me some sort of space debris re-entering earth's atmosphere.