|Occurred : 5/15/2014 22:06 (Entered as : 05/15/2014 22:06)
Reported: 5/15/2014 11:09:11 PM 23:09
Location: Goodyear, AZ
|Near Earth object observed passing by at high speed.
I believe it to be a very large asteriod passing from West to East. It first looked like a plastic grocery bag twisting in the breeze, however there was no breeze. The object showed an irregular shape and seemed to be tumbling slowly as it passed.
I realized it was not near to me when I noticed it was passing into the Earth's shadow.
It was travelling very fast, much faster than the ISS speed of 17,500 mph. My estimate would be 3 or 4 times that rate.
The object never grazed the atmosphere, it just proceeded on its trajectory.