|Occurred : 5/26/2006 00:39 (Entered as : 05/26/06 00:39)
Reported: 5/26/2006 6:09:26 AM 06:09
|((NUFORC Note: We suspect possible sightings of satellites. PD))
More luminous objects seen in night sky
This report from Friday morning is a follow-up to my other report from the previous morning. This time I had my binoculars and a proper, non-intrusive light for writing, and recorded the following activity. All objects were similar to the ones I saw the previous night, that is small white lights the size of stars. Observation under binoculars revealed they had no other lights of any kind. Unless otherwise noted, they continued in the specified direction until disappearing out of sight. At no point during the evening did I hear any noise in the sky.
1) 0039 - object seen moving from west to east
2) 0046 - object seen moving from south to north
3) 0051 - object seen moving from southeast to northwest
4) 0057 - object seen moving from south to north. This one was at a lower altitude, at an elevation of about 30 degrees.
5) 0104 - object seen moving from west to east
6) 0107 - object seen moving from southeast to northwest
7) 0109 - object seen moving from southeast to northwest
8) 0111 - object seen moving from southeast to northwest. It was positioned at about an angle of elevation of 80 degrees, and shortly after appearing gave off a bright flash approximately one magnitude level brighter than Sirius, then disappeared completely.
9) 0117 - object seen moving from southeast to northwest. At this point the sky started to become significantly cloudy and visibility reduced. The night started off clear but became progressively more cloudy, and sightings became more sparse.
10) 0131 - object seen moving from southeast to northwest. It was positioned at about an angle of elevation of 85 degrees, and was moving very rapidly, much faster than any of the other objects. I would estimate its speed to be at least three times the speed of a passenger aircraft as seen at 36,000 feet.
11) 0154 – object seen moving from south to north. Its angle of elevation and speed were similar to the previous object.
12) 0208 – object appearing in the east rose vertically with great speed, then seemed to disappear behind cloud cover.
13) 0213 – object seen moving from west to east, but seemed to disappear behind cloud cover.
I stopped observing at 0245. The activity was similar to the previous night in terms of the objects' brightness (magnitudes varied, but most were approximately +1), elevation (most were at around 40 to 50 degrees, except where noted), and distance (this was again hard to determine, but I would put it at no more than 20,000 to 30,000 feet). I will continue to monitor the sky here and report any other activity.