|Occurred : 7/20/2003 01:30 (Entered as : 20/7/03 01.30)
Reported: 7/19/2003 6:25:48 PM 18:25
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne (UK/England),
|we were sitting in the back garden at approximately 1.30am looking at the stars. We saw a bright white light travelling across the sky at extremely high altitude. It was travelling too fast to be an aeroplane and there was no engine sound. The first sighting took approximately 1 minute to travel across the sky to the base of the big dipper. The light was not steady, as it would if it had been an aeroplane. The light appeared unsteady, i.e. 'wobbly' in appearance.
The second sighting took place at approximately 1.45am (UK time), the light was slightly duller in appearance and lower in the sky although there was no sound. I am confident that this also was not an aeroplane as there was no wing lights/sound. This travelled in the opposite direction to the other light and took approximately 1 minute unti lwe lost sight of it.
I would appreciate if you might be able to explain this to me, my email address is ((e-address deleted))
((NUFORC Note: We wonder whether the object might have been the ISS, although we cannot confirm that at this moment, since the www.heavens-above.com site is not operational. PD))