NUFORC Sighting 148482

Occurred: 2019-08-25 00:12 Local
Reported: 2019-08-25 07:19 Pacific
Duration: 3 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Edmonton (Canada), AB, Canada

Shape: Formation

Cluster of star like objects moving with incredible speed

I was in my back yard doing some astronomy when motion in the sky caught my attention. I have been doing amateur astronomy for over 25 years, so I'm very familiar with satellites, meteors, etc.

When I looked up I could clearly see approximately 7 star like objects moving from northeast to southwest with incredible speed. They moved from eastern Cygnus to south of Lyra before I lost them behind a tree. They were all pale bluish white in colour, and all equally bright (approximately magnitude 3). When I first saw them they were in a partial V formation, like a hockey stick, with a short side (2 objects) and a long side (4 - 5 objects).

As they moved some of them sped up and some slowed down. Some crossed over the other ones. They did not leave a trail behind them the way meteors do. Unlike meteors, their brightness was constant. They did not flare the way meteors do. Yet their speed was incredible. I estimate they were moving approximately 30 degrees per second. They left no smoke trail behind them and there was no sound.

Posted 2019-09-06

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