|Occurred : 6/21/2010 21:20 (Entered as : 06/21/10 21:20)
Reported: 6/21/2010 8:03:41 PM 20:03
Location: Billerica, MA
|2 starlight objects racing across sky.
First night ever in backyard, with a pair of Orion 10x50 binoculars in my hand. New interest in astronomy, and trying to get somewhat familiar with night sky. At 60 yrs old, nonetheless.
Anyway was in lounge chair lying back, and looked over to my left (NNE), maybe 45-50 degrees from what I perceived to be horizon, and with naked eyes noticed two what I thought were stars. But they were moving, moving east. They were keeping the same distance apart, as if they were attached. But I thought they were too far apart to be connected. I believe they were at least my fist-width apart at arms-length. I watched for a few more seconds, to verify they were in fact moving. Then looked through my binoculars at the objects. But the magnification didnt seem to do anything more as far as figuring out what they were. I thought the binoculars would reveal airplane lights blinking, or colors, or something. But - nothing more than my eyes did, though I suspect they were a bit larger through the binoculars. They just looked like white stars to me. As I watched them disappear in the east, over treetops, they seemed to be going faster, and were now twinkling, like stars. ! I figured this was some atmospheric thing playing tricks on my eyes. The closer one disappeared first, then the lead one turned to a blur before disappearing above the trees. Never any sound, but again I thought they were stars, so didn't expect any noise.