|Occurred : 7/16/2016 23:30 (Entered as : 07/16/16 11:30)
Reported: 7/16/2016 8:59:32 AM 08:59
Location: Sooke (Canada), BC
|Bright green sphere with long trailing tracer making 90 deg turns moving at a very high rate of speed across the night sky
I had just picked up my daughter from work from her evening shift. Pulled into the driveway and got out of the car. My daughter disappeared into the house and the clarity of the evening sky and the moon caught my attention. A bright green sphere with a long green tail trailing behind with very defined edges of colour. I noticed a flash of light in the sky. It dropped straight down at a 90 deg angle for about a sec to another 90 deg turn to the North. At a very high rate of speed darted from the South due north directly into the centre of the big dipper and disappeared. Only one was seen. Was higher elevation than a plane but lower than a satellite or shooting star. The trailing green light behind was about half the distance it travelled. as soon as the sphere disappeared the green tail followed and disappeared into the very same spot about a second later. Total time seen was about 10 sec.
I live in a rural area. It was a clear evening. The moon was roughly 240 deg in the sky. Cloud cover was negligible.