NUFORC Sighting 32010

Occurred: 2003-10-02 19:30 Local
Reported: 2003-10-02 21:28 Pacific
Duration: 15 sec
No of observers: 1

Location: Mobile, AL, USA

Shape: Chevron
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aircraft nearby

fast moving Chevron/ V formation of lights

I was on the patio of my apartment looking at the sky as I often do at this time of night. ( I am an amateur astronomer and often observe satellite passes predicted by the Heavens-above site, and this time of night is the most common for observations.) I live fairly close to the Mobile Airport and am well experienced in seeing aircraft on approach. What I saw, however, was nothing I have seen before. If it had been a single light I would have believed it to be a satellite, but there were aproximately 6-7 lights in a perfect V formation with a single light extended out in front. It moved extremely fast, hence the comparison to a satellite, and the lights were not much brighter then the stars of Cassiopeia which it traveled fairly close to. The formation showed no solid structure, only the dim lights. I observed it for approx. 10 - 15 secs. before it passed behind the roof of my building moving west.

_ * | * | * * approx. 2" This is an idea of the shape of the formation * | * | -


A formation, drawn in ASCII characters in the Online Report Form, does not survive the transfer to the database, and then the website. PD

Posted 2003-10-07

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