|Occurred : 7/5/2003 23:15 (Entered as : 070503 23:15)
Reported: 7/6/2003 11:11:31 PM 23:11
Location: Fallon, NV
|Space junk triangle traveling from West to East over Fallon, NV?
This is probably a space junk report.
While visiting Fallon, NV a small group had been looking for satellites and had seen a couple earlier in the evening. At 23:15 on July 5, 2003 four observers noted three faint white lights towards the North traveling from West to East in a triangle formation. The point of the isoceles triangle was in the lead and the two remaining lights, making up the base, were evenly spaced and followed the first point of light. They were closely spaced and traveling at the same speed. The speed was similar to the speed of other satellites we had observed. With arm extended they were less than a half of a thumb in seperation. When they were about 30 degrees East (0 degrees being directly above) the white lights faded out together. I checked the Heavens Above web site and did not find anything listed for 23:15 - 23:20 that was even close to what was observed. Based on the time of night the objects had to be at least 400 miles above ground elevation.