|Occurred : 3/15/2009 19:48 (Entered as : 03/15/09 19:48)
Reported: 4/11/2009 8:41:24 AM 08:41
Location: Riverside, CA
|Bright blue-white round object moving south to north, very fast
On 03/15/2009 about 1948 hrs I was on my back porch looking at the sky. My attention was drawn to an extremely bright, round object approaching from the south. At first I thought it was a satellite, but it was too large, bright and fast. The object was circular, bluish white in color, with a faint reddish corona-type effect around it. Its’ speed was too fast for a satellite and too slow for a meteor. The object’s brightness remained the same as it passed overhead, traveling from south to north. It did not flicker, sparkle or leave a trail as a meteor would and it made no sound. There were commercial and general aviation aircraft in the sky at the time, and the object seemed to be much higher than the aircraft. I watched it until it disappeared behind some scattered clouds that were forming to the north-east of my location. The object changed its course slightly to the east just before it disappeared for good. I saw an identical object about a month ago, following the same general path, but I was busy at the time and did not make note of the date or time.