|Occurred : 11/1/2004 16:15 (Entered as : 11/01/2004 16:15)
Reported: 11/9/2004 4:16:16 PM 16:16
Location: San Diego, CA
|White or silver sphere moving fast and erratically across horizon and against the wind
Small white or silver spherical object tracked across the horizon in a zig-zag W-to-E pattern over 19 photos. Thought it mught be a weather balloon, but official wind data from NOAA that day indicates winds out of the NW (the direction needed to push a balloon to the east) only at altitudes above 12,000'. So if the object was at or below 12,000', it was moving agaisnt the wind. However, even at 12,000', the object's velocity would have been over 310 nautical MPH, approx. 7x the highest recorded wind speed for that day. My calculations would have to be off by a magnitude of 10 (I'm a mathematician) for this object to have been a balloon. I can mathematically prove it was not. I am e-mailing a photo on which I have marked it's location in each of the 19 shots.