|Occurred : 10/28/1999 01:50 (Entered as : 10-28-99 01:50)
Reported: 10/28/1999 01:31
Location: Augusta, KS
|Best described as a reverse shooting star. A point of light streaking upward quite a distance to the east of me.
Not a big event all in all, but thought it might be useful if someone closer saw more detail. Aproximately 01:50 Thurs. morning, 10-28-99, I was driving eastbound on 120th St. (gravel road in the country, 2 miles south of Augusta). About 10 degrees to the south of due east I saw a white point of light streak up at about 15 degrees to the south of vertical. My impression was that it was also moving away. (Mostly up, but a slightly southeasterly heading. My first thought was that it reminded me of a reverse shooting star. It didnt seem to have a tail other than a tracer effect due to the speed it traveled. It went from just above the horizon to gone (about 60 degrees up) in about 1 1/2 seconds. Again, not a major event, but might lend credence if someone way east of me saw it before it departed. I'm an experienced pilot and know nothing earthly moves that fast. I'd like to take it for a spin just the same. KK