|Occurred : 11/18/1999 01:20 (Entered as : 11/18/99 01:20CST)
Reported: 11/18/1999 04:13
Location: Houston, TX
I was watching for the Leonid meteors this morning. Between 1:15 A.M. and 1:20 A.M., I observed 3 pale orange lights in a perfect triangle. At first, I thought they were 3 meteors. I first noticed them just behind Orion's belt. They were moving at a constant rate of speed due west. They left NO tail. The formation DID NOT change shape in any form. At arm's length, there was about 1/2 inch between the lights. If they were at extreme altitude, at the speed they were moving, there should have been a sonic boom. At lower altitude, if an airplane, I would have heard the engine sound and didn't. I watched them for about 15 seconds until they faded from sight just south of the bright star about 40 degrees to the west of Orion. They moved this 40 degree distance in approximately 15 seconds. They were NOT meteors!!