|Occurred : 7/29/2006 03:00 (Entered as : 07/29/06 3:00)
Reported: 7/29/2006 10:29:28 AM 10:29
Location: Sonoma, CA
Duration:10 min. approx.
|very bright orange/amber light moves, freezes, no noise not in usual air trafic path about 10 min.
My co-workers(night grocery clerks) and I witnessed a bright orange/amber light. It moved from north west to south east. It was about 45 degrees above the horizon. This orange light was so bright, it looked like the orange street lights around our location, but this object was 5 to 10 miles away and moving quite slowly. Its speed changed gradually and it also froze for 20 or so seconds-about 3 times. It paralleled the eastern horizon in a very shallow S pattern. It seemed to stay under the marine layer of fog for the first half of its passing, then it was only blurred and less bright. I have taken my lunch break in the same spot for 7+ years. I have tracked iridium satellites, and watched the air traffic in the same location as this fireball-five days a week. I am very aware of the sky and it's changes-I can only tell you what it wasn't. Also, it made no noise what so ever. The most similar object I can come up with is a naval flare, but the color is wrong, there were no "sparks", no tail, and the trajectory is all wrong, not to mention the over all distance it traveled.