|Occurred : 2/22/2007 02:27 (Entered as : 02/22/07 2:27)
Reported: 2/22/2007 1:13:43 AM 01:13
Location: Des Moines, IA
|To fast to be any thing Ive seen as a point of light, two objects parallel in a turn.
Two object moving almost due north for about 3 sec then curved 20 degrees east in pattern for about two more seconds. Speed about 2 to 3 times faster than satellites, was easy to pick up due to speed. Slight overcast was present although stars were visable all the way to horizion. Objects dimed in slowly and dimed out just as slowly during the 5 sec viewing.
Odd thing was the proximity to each other was absolute during turn. the dot of light was orange in color. Two Air-craft could have never performed such a change in direction speed was way to high for perceved altitude.
Orignally thought is was a sat but the intensity of light was too much for conditions, then the turn was way out on line. about 1.5X order of magnitude brighter than any stars present.
Speed Judgement: If I had to guess Id say 100k/200k feet at 20,000 mph about 20 miles north from my position due to brightness and presentation.
A meteor would have been faster and would not have changed course also seemed too orange more like man made object reentry bet it changed course.