|Occurred : 4/10/2010 19:50 (Entered as : 04/10/10 19:50)
Reported: 4/10/2010 6:58:29 PM 18:58
Location: Excelsior Springs, MO
|I witnessed a possible satellite collision or re-entry.
I was out in the late evening bird watching and plane watching with binoculars. The approximate time was 19:50 hrs., April 10, 2010, just before sunset. I believe I witnessed a collision of satellites, or something entering the earth’s atmosphere and breaking up.
At first I thought it was a bright star or the ISS, but it broke into two distinct parts with a debris field behind it. The objects did not seem to be falling. It was not moving like the ISS and did not streak across the sky like a meteor.
The two distinct pieces slowly drifted apart. After a couple of minutes one of the pieces broke into two more pieces. Those also slowly drifted apart.
After sunset the light was failing and I lost sight of the objects.
I observed the objects/pieces for about 15 minutes, maybe a little longer.