|Occurred : 9/22/2008 20:46 (Entered as : 09/22/08 20:46)
Reported: 9/22/2008 1:36:51 PM 13:36
Location: Edinburgh (UK/Scotland),
|Clear sky, near cassiopeia-triangle shaped with 3rd object in parallel. Perfect formation & very fast & high in sky.
As tonight was a clear night, I went outside to look at the constellation of Cassiopeia. I have studied this for years and know it very well. However, I noticed what I thought was a constellation within it. It was the inverse of Cassiopeia in that it was an upside down triangle but with another object in parallel with it. It then moved very fast across the sky, northwards crossing Cassiopeia and remaining in formation perfectly. This object was moving very fast, and I could hear NO noise. Please note this appeared very high in the sky, and I can only compare it’s brightness to the stars. The size appeared huge, as it replicated in size to the 2 pointer stars of Cassiopeia and in relation to the constellation moved across it in seconds. This was no aircraft as far as I’m concerned due to relative size and distance travelled compared to geo-stationary satellites.
I consider myself a professional in IT, have a qualification in astronomy and always look for a rational explanation in ambiguous issues, but I cannot explain this sighting.