|Occurred : 9/7/1999 20:07 (Entered as : 09/07/99 20:07)
Reported: 9/10/1999 18:25
Location: Elk Grove, CA
|((NUFORC: Description seemsto us consistent with satellites in either polar, or easterly, orbit.))
acked 10 starlike objects across sky 8 were traveling south to north, 1 traveled west to east and one traveled north to south
objects were the brightness of the average star as seen that night. it was a steady light and did not shimmer like starlight. there were no visible navigation or strobe lights (as used on private and commercial aircraft). the objects appeared in the following cronology and time intervals (times are at point of first sight, all took several minutes to travel across horizon to horizon). 2007-S to N;2027-S to N;2037- W to E;2039-S to N;2051-N to S;2053-S to N;2107-S to N;2110-S to N;2112-S to N;2116-S to N. These observations were prompted by sightings of a similar nature I witnessed on the evening of 9-5-99. On that night I saw 5 similar objects travel south to north within a span of about 20 minutes between 2100 and 2120. On 9-6-99, I observed at the same time as on 9-5-99 and only saw 1 south to north object and 2 shooting stars. On 9-7-99, I thought that if they were all satellites, they may be transiting slightly earlier each night. That is why on the 7th, I started to scan at 2000. The objects appear as satellites both in light consistency and straightline paths. I am curious that if they are indeed satellites, why are so many in the same orbital direction and so closely spaced? On 9-8-99, our sky was cloud obscured and I was unable to make any observatios. On 9-9-99, I observed from 2000 to 2130 and only saw 2 south to north objects and 1 west to east object. If these are satellites, where did the other 7 objects on the 7th go?