|Occurred : 10/10/2017 19:30 (Entered as : 10/10/17 19:30)
Reported: 10/11/2017 2:41:50 PM 14:41
Location: Unionville, PA
|Two fire like objects surrounded by an aura, moving at constant speed and altitude following the same path.
The object was traveling from the west northwest about 30 degrees above the horizon and appeared as an oval of fire. My initial thought was it was a hot air balloon because of the orange fire like appearance. That was quickly ruled out because the orange fire was constant, balloons don't fly in the dark, and it was too high and there was no sound. It was moving too fast as well. Its speed was comparable to the many airplanes that circle our location waiting to land in Philadelphia. It's altitude was comparable to the air traffic as well which is approximately 10,000 - 12,000 feet.
This object had an aura or haze around it. It made a slow turn to the South and eventually faded from sight. Its speed was constant and its altitude remained constant the entire 3 minutes I observed it. I took 3 pictures with my phone. They confirm an orange color but they show more white light than I remember seeing and being in an oval shape.
I am somewhat of an amateur astronomer and somewhat familiar with stars, comets, meteors, the space station and other satellites. I can't find an explanation for this object. After it disappeared, another object, exactly the same, appeared from the same west northwest location and followed the same path as the first one. Same constant speed and altitude, no noise, and aura around it, and faded from view after about 3 minutes of observing it.