|Occurred : 8/13/2014 06:15 (Entered as : 08/13/14 06:15)
Reported: 8/13/2014 8:18:02 AM 08:18
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
|Orange line above Santa Barbara
I was driving South on Highway 101 Near Goleta California heading towards Santa Barbara.
At about 6:15 AM (Pacific), on my right hand side to the North, I saw what appeared to be a rocket leaving the atmosphere. It was an orange light that was difficult to gain focus on so I put on my glasses.
The light slowly changed to a line that was tilted up on the left side to about 50 degrees. This line seemed to stay in the same spot and changed shape slightly as I was driving south.
After about 6 minutes the light seemed to gain momentum as it traveled East Southeast, eventually moving over the horizon.
This glowing orange line seemed to be reflecting the rising sun which had not yet peaked over the mountain range. It was not a celestial body as it moved far too fast. That being said, this line was very high altitude and moving very fast.
I am documenting this in case other saw the same thing, but it could easily have been a very rare anomaly that occurs naturally but I have never seen anything like it.