|Occurred : 11/16/2003 21:00 (Entered as : 11/16/2003 21:00)
Reported: 11/17/2003 11:41:02 PM 23:41
Location: San Diego, CA
Duration:15 minutes +
|Walking back to my apartment and noticing the sky had cleared between storms, I looked up to see and appreciate the clear, dark sky and stars. I noticed that one "star" appeared unusually large. It was in the east sky, high from the horizon.
When I reached my doorway I took one more glance at the sky before entering my home. The one huge "star" suddenly darted a very short distance to the north from an obvious stand-still position a moment before, and then abruptly stopped. Surprised and curious, I went in to get my binolulars for a better look. When I looked at it through the binocular lenses, I was stunned to see a round/circular object that appeared to be the size of a fifty-cent piece,as one would be to the naked eye.I clearly saw that the outer ring of the object was full of what appeared to be rows of lights close together. There was a smaller blank ring section inside that ring of lights. There was also another smaller ring section of lights inside it, and a second very narrow blank ring area with what appeared to be one large solid light in the very center of the entire object. There were four rings, two with lights and two blank, with a center solid light in the very center of the object. The solid center light appeared to be red in colour. No sooner did I get a clear, detailed view, when the entire object shot straight up, becoming quarter sized, then dime sized, then quickly "star" sized. I watched it for fifteen minutes just to see if it would come back down. It didn't. Becoming cold,I went indoors.