|Occurred : 11/14/2017 17:35 (Entered as : 11/14/17 17:35)
Reported: 11/14/2017 9:26:17 PM 21:26
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
|Vertical streak of red/orange light in the sky making 90 degree turns then disappearing.
Location details: Driver seat of my car facing south, stop at the intersection of I-101 and Lawrence Blvd in Sunnyvale, CA.
Observation Details: While stopped at the intersection a split second vertical streak of light in the distant horizon caught my eye. The light resembled a falling star. It started above the horizon and ended at about the horizon. The thin light was constant in shape and red/orange in color. The odd thing was the path of the light. As the light traveled down vertically, it made a 90 degree turn to the west followed immediately by another 90 degree turn down (toward the ground) then disappeared. The whole event lasted a split second but the path was clearly visible.
Background of observer: Kansas native with aviation manufacturing background. Commercial Multi-Engine Instrument Pilot.