|Occurred : 11/30/1999 05:40 (Entered as : 11/30/99 5:40)
Reported: 11/30/1999 08:05
Location: Iowa City, IA
|satellite dots in polar orbit but one grew very bright as it turned into line with first
I was looking straight up in the pre dawn darkness into the clear sky. I see two faint dots of light moving toward the pole star like satellites in polar orbit. One, however, was converging on the other. Near the top of my field of vision, about 5 degrees of arc from the two dots I saw a quick meteoric flash. The second dot then grew very bright, brighter than Venus, which also shown in the sky in the the Southeast, quite a way from both the dots and the meteor. Right after the quick meteor flash, the second dot turned around the first dot and then they both continued on with the second dot behind the first and back to the faint moving point of light it had been as it converged on the first.