|Occurred : 4/5/2015 20:45 (Entered as : 04/05/15 20:45)
Reported: 4/7/2015 9:27:00 PM 21:27
Location: Victoria (Canada), BC
|Orange orb appears over Victoria BC.
I was flying with my instructor (working on my commercial night rating) over Victoria around 845pm on April 6th.
We were at 2000ft heading Southbound pretty much directly over the Empress Hotel (Victoria Harbour). To our 11o'clock and about 10 degrees above horizon we both saw a orange orb illuminate, make a 3/4 "C" shape movement towards the ground (reversed it's track), and immediately disappeared.
The entire phenomenon lasted only about a second.
It was not an airplane, it seemed close, and in my opinion it was at too shallow of an angle to be a meteorite. It is also in an Fight Service Station advisory zone, so we would have immediately been advised of a traffic conflict if it was on radar.
It could have been in the distance, but it seemed very close (maybe 300 - 500m away). I have seen falling stars before, as well as really unusual falling stars that delineate slightly due to naturally occurring conditions. It DID not look that way. The orange was so deeply intense, and unlike anything I have ever seen before.
I'm trying to find a rational answer to what we saw.