|Occurred : 7/19/2007 13:30 (Entered as : 07/19/07 13:30)
Reported: 7/22/2007 8:19:24 AM 08:19
Location: Titusville, FL
Duration:approx. 5 seconds
|I saw a moon-sized white glowing circular light divide into two smaller lights as it travelled like a "shooting star" across the sky.
On Thursday, July 19 at approximately 1:30 a.m. I saw a round white light in the distant sky. It was a little smaller in size than a full moon. About half way through the siting, it split into two circles, each about half the size of the original circle. I saw it/them for approximately five seconds total before I lost sight of them behind a tree. The trajectory had a slight downward arc as it travelled horizontally across the sky. I saw it/them travel approximately 15 degrees across the sky horizontally. It/they were approximately 40 degrees above the horizon vertically. The light intensity was a little less than a full moon, with a softer glow than the moon has on a clear night.
I got the impression that the large light was spinning counter-clockwise as it divided in two, like the second circle spun off from the original. Both smaller circles were the same size. It/they did not change speed or trajectory during the time I was observing. After it divided, both smaller circles stayed next to each other horizontally and continued on the same trajectory as the original.
In my opinion, it did not behave like a spacecraft. Except for the splitting, it behaved like a giant "shooting star." The dividing process appeared consistent with how a rotating ball of liquid or gas might divide in two.
There was lightening activity in the sky earlier in the evening.
I observed this in Titusville, Florida (northwest of the Kennedy Space Center on the east coast of central Florida). I was looking to the west when I saw this phenonemon.