|Occurred : 8/3/2006 03:45 (Entered as : 08/03/06 3:45)
Reported: 8/3/2006 4:39:47 AM 04:39
Location: South Pasadena, CA
|It was very early in the morning, in the predawn hours. Under a clear sky filled with stars (or at least as clear as it gets in the Los Angeles area) I looked straight up, as I often do, for a panoramic view, and to scan the sky for any oddities or any airplanes. Suddenly, the burst of what appeared to be the tail of a small comet, or shooting star, shot across the sky, very high up, and from a thumbnail perspective, left a trail perhaps three to four inches long.
This was a bright fiery white burst and by all appearances, was indeed a shooting star, as far as I could tell. However, it is noteworthy because they are relatively rare in the Los Angeles area since they cannot always be spotted from beneath the suburban and urban skies. This one had a long tail and left a trail of sparks.
There was nothing to obliterate my view and the appearance of this is apparently what I saw. I continued to stare up at the sky for a little while afterwards; however, I saw nothing else that I could deem as being unusual.
I would be very interested to know if anyone else saw this, and whether it had essentially the same appearance to them.