|Occurred : 5/8/2010 22:00 (Entered as : 05/08/10 22:00)
Reported: 5/10/2010 10:17:15 PM 22:17
Location: Sedona, AZ
|rapid movement at a great distance, with no set pattern other than the basic position would return
My family was visiting parking lots between Sendona and the town of Oak Creek for a portrait shooting the next day. We pulled into a parking area near one of the formation. The night was clear, the sky wonderful. We stood and admired the shadows of the formations and quickly noticed a significant numbers of meteors. My daughter saw one with a tail squiggle. There were about 8 sighted in about 15 minutes. We live in Glendale, so its been since the Leonids of 2001 that we saw so many. My son sighted a mid-brightness star between a stand of trees. I would guess the object was at least 20 miles ahead. It was just to the west of Polaris 15 degrees and below the outer ladle of the big dipper, about 15 degrees. He pointed the object out to each of us, for the next ten minutes, the object would stikenly move to the east, the quickly to the west, also up and down, incluing movements to the 3 o'clock and 8 o'clock. This object still appeared to be a star, ma! ybe being seen through heat waves, but it never stopped moving. It also never disppeared from the separation of the two stands of trees. As a skeptic, I do not know what I saw, but we all saw the same thing. It was a beautiful moonless evening.