|Occurred : 7/14/2004 00:00 (Entered as : 07/14/1904 0:00)
Reported: 9/8/2004 3:20:44 PM 15:20
Location: Toronto (Canada), ON
|Three not particularly exciting events recounted just for the record:
I first submitted this in mid-July but for some reason it didn't appear on the database so here it is again (by the way, I enter 04 as the year but as soon as I tab to the next box it changes to 1904; I go back and change it to 2004 but it changes again. Mac OSX, Mozilla browser).
1. July 14 midnight Saw a dim satellite or other orbiting object travel from SW to NE overhead at typical satellite speed in a clear sky (clear for Toronto, that is). The only notable thing about this was that I couldn't match it to any entry on the Heavens-Above! website for satellite spotters. But it wouldn't surprise me if a lot of junk floating around up there isn't mentioned on that site.
2. July 14 0005 Saw another very dim 'satellite' overhead travelling northward. Average satellite speed, but still in a clear sky and just vanished after a couple of seconds (going northwards so it wasn't entering Earth's shadow). For ten or fifteen seconds after that a small dim point of light, same brightness, seemed to pop up for an instant in the same general area, then popped up again in a slightly different part of the sky (i.e. less than the palm of an outstretched hand). This happened seven or eight times and reminded me of an optometrist's test for blind spots. The flashes of light were so faint I have to admit to the possibility that my eyes were deceiving me, although I definitely saw the moving object that started the sequence off.
3. July 14 0010 Saw a brilliant spot of light (Venus x 2 in magnitude) travel from NE to SW, covering about the 60 degrees of sky visible between buildings and trees in a fraction of a second, seemingly at the same altitude. Possibly just a meteor or re-entering space junk, but notable for the fact that it was just slow enough to be seen as a point of light rather than a streak and also for the fact that it didn't leave even the hint of a trail as one might expect for such a bright light.
As I say, not particularly exciting but may correlate with information provided by others.