|Occurred : 9/11/1999 21:30 (Entered as : 09/11/99 2130)
Reported: 9/12/1999 22:04
Location: Boise, ID
|unknown object,possible space junk,illuminated the sky from east to west -- intensely blue in color.
large,bright blue object traversed the northern night sky from east to west, with an elongated tail,for a full 5 seconds before dropping from view behind foothills north of city. possible space junk burn-up?? have been hearing reports of "russian boosters"...... observers comprised of 2 children and 4 adults,adults being in the air-traffic-control profession, myself included. also, i am an amateur sky-watcher,and have never observed a meteor of this size or color. have heard nothing reported on local tv or newspaper.will contact local "science center" on 9/13 to inquire about other sightings of object.