|Occurred : 8/23/2016 22:20 (Entered as : 08/23/16 22:20)
Reported: 8/23/2016 8:06:18 PM 20:06
Location: Holland, MI
|2 bright orange/red balls moving SSE to NNW (one after the other) across sky in approximately 10 seconds.
8/23/2016 10:20 pm Holland, MI. I would like to report 2 rather bright orange "balls" that I just saw travelling in a straight line SSE to NNW direction. I observed these objects from the deck and driveway of my home in Holland, MI.
The objects had no strobes, and were much brighter and quicker than e.g. Chinese lanterns. (Note that it is quite still out ... not even a breeze.) Each object traversed at a steady pace across the sky in approximately 10 seconds. No sounds.
The first one disappeared to the NNW into light cloud cover. That may help you understand the altitude. About 15 seconds after the first disappeared from sight, a second followed the same track from SSE to NNW ... same apparent speed and altitude. The second seemed more red than orange on the travelling "front" edge of the ball. Hard to say the true size, since an actual distance couldn't really be determined. From my view, they both appeared to be about the size of a pea in the night sky (fairly clear out this! evening, with a nice view of the stars). I wouldn't exactly call them "fireballs," but they did have something of that look to them color/texture wise.