|Occurred : 8/22/2009 03:45 (Entered as : 08/22/09 3:45)
Reported: 8/22/2009 1:56:19 PM 13:56
Location: San Jose, CA
|Large, high altitude, oval-shaped object sighted over San Jose, CA
I'm a licensed private pilot (22 years) and avid skywatcher (40 years).
I was up late and went outside to check the sky. I was looking at Cassiopeia which was near the mid-heaven. Passing close to the star Segin, I noticed 2 lights moving together in a N-NE direction. The lights were roughly 1/4 degree apart. I noticed the lights appeared to be on the opposite outer edges of an dark oval shape. The oval appeared to have numerous additional lights around the periphery.
The object was silent. I saw no sign of navigation lights, flashing lights, or strobes. There was no trail behind the object.
I was able to watch the object move in a straight line traveling approximately 20 degrees in about 3 minutes until a tree blocked my line of sight.