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Occurred : 8/29/2008 22:15 (Entered as : 08/29/08 22:15)
Reported: 8/30/2008 8:22:38 AM 08:22
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Cupertino, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:1-2 seconds
Bright spherical object streaking west to east in skys over San Jose

My son and I were sleeping in a tent in our backyard. The top of the tent was a screen and the skies were perfectly clear.

At 10:15PM while looking up I saw what appeared to be a spherical object probably 1/8 size of the moon streak across the sky going west to east. It was not a shooting star and there was too much "shape" to it to be an Irridium flair.

It had a very white magnesium/titanium color to it. It was almost blindingly bright.

Absolutely no noise.

It seemed much closer to the ground than jets and other aircraft that I saw in the sky throughout the night.