|Occurred : 8/16/2003 00:30 (Entered as : 8.16.03 12:30 am)
Reported: 8/16/2003 10:24:08 PM 22:24
Location: Pasadena, CA
Duration:30 to 40 seconds
|Slow moving , translucent object , that blocked out other stars , observed.....
Shutting down for the night , was in backyard observing night sky as I usually do , I saw a seemingly translucent object pass directly over my head , from a north-west to south-east direction . It was traveling slow enough that , as it traveled towards the 3/4 full moon , I actually did see detail on the object . It did not have any lights , though it did have a dark center , the moon reflected a dull light from it . It was the size of an adult's index fingernail at arm's length . As it passed the moon , it doubled its speed and changed course in a due south direction towards Orange County . After confirming with NOAA that the upper and surface wind flows were in a southeasterly to northwesterly direction , the object defied the predominant airflow , thus making obvious theoretical deductions . In addition , confirmation with Navy and Air Force (Vandenberg AFB) proved no exercises were enacted this particular evening . Thank You .