|Occurred : 11/14/2008 20:00 (Entered as : 14/11/08 20:00)
Reported: 11/16/2008 3:06:07 AM 03:06
Location: Lincoln (UK/England),
|Brief view of fast object
In garden sitting in chair between 19:00-21:00, was waiting for patchy cloud cover to break to start some astronomy.
Cloud was patchy with haze on horizion, beyond this sky was clear through breaks in cloud. Temperature was cold and had many layers on to stay warm. Full Moon at time, and light pollution made the cloud layer above me radiate ~orange (this is usual where I live). There was no wind. It was quiet outside.
Was sitting facing North, surrounded by tree's and housing - obstructed view of horizon all round.
Was reading an astronomy book illuminated by flashlight glancing up now and then to check on cloud cover.
Glanced up one time; Spotted object from aprox NNE at maybe 60 degrees elevation it traversed across the sky to the left of me and then behind me to maybe SSW. It was probably not above 60 elevation the whole way and "seemed" to be at constant altitude. I say seemed because of the speed of the thing.
The object was very quick, at first I thought it was a meteorite - but it was not quite as fast as that, I have seen many "shooting stars" which are really fast, and less meteorites that leave smoke trails which usually seem slower, I can't say how fast this thing was - it wasn't as fast as the meteorites I have seen but it seemed in the same "league" as that kind of speed - that's the best way I can put it! Object traversed sky very quickly perhaps <1sec maybe <2sec I can't say but it was fast.
Object was definately round shape, had a noticeable but small apparent diameter, can only guess distance but "think" it was quite far from me so perhaps not "tiny".
Object was silver or metallic, had a "brightness" to it or infront of it or around it (it happened fast sorry!). Though I can't say if it was illuminated by moon or ground lighting (orange in area) or if it glowed.
Object was below cloud layer. There was no noise whatsoever.
Object streaked across sky and that was that! There's a chance it was a meteorite but the speed seemed "wrong" just slower its hard to say exactly. Perhaps it was, but I thought I would post this here in the hopes someone else along its groundtrack saw it, although at the speed it went I consider myself lucky to of seen it! Nb: I am almost certain it was 14/11/08 but it might of been 13/11/08