|Occurred : 9/12/1999 05:15 (Entered as : 09-1299 05:15AM)
Reported: 9/12/1999 13:49
Location: Philadelphia (northeast), PA
Duration:1 to 1 1/2 sec.
|While in patrol at above time notced a bright star or planet in eastern sky,approx 30 degrees above horison.Iwas looking there a few moments when a bright yellow light streaked across the sky east to west.It was two streaks,as if it turned off and then back on.It was about 1/8 the size of a full moon to start an the size of a bright star at last sight.It covered approx.30 to 40 deg.
As above it travled east to west,covering approx.40 deg.of arc of sky,in about i to 1 and1 1/2 sec.It was bright yellow 1/8 th. size of moon down to star at last sight.It blinked out for split sec.while in flight appeared like two streaks along line of flight.I looked for few sec.for another aperence along path but saw nothing ferther.I am a Phila.Police officer,I had also worked as Airport security and was certified weather observer for NOAA and FAA at PNE in N.E.Phila.The path of object was approx that of trafic.into Willogrove Navel air station but thay are cloced to traffic 10PM to 6AM,But it was not desending and too fast for aircraft if at lower altitude (also no sound)and unlike any shooting star i have seen.Also ext.clear night.