|Occurred : 2/14/2018 21:30 (Entered as : 02/14/18 21:30)
Reported: 2/17/2018 4:42:16 PM 16:42
Location: Port Angeles, WA
|2 objects seen in sky appearing to enter atmosphere.
Sighting info: Observation location: 48 Deg. 6 Min. 44.02 Sec. North 123 Deg. 24 Min. 38.33 Sec. West As per Google Earth 1st seen at 168 Degrees Relative. Degrees above horizon 20 degrees +/- 5 degrees last seen at 113 Degrees Relative. Degrees above horizon 12 degrees +/- 5 degrees
Information: I had just finished talking to my friend/neighbor on his front porch and was walking out the sidewalk to go back to my house across the street, when I looked up over my house and saw two objects enter my view from behind a tree in my yard and appeared to be entering the atmosphere traveling from West to East in the Southern sky. At first they appeared to be bright white in color and leaving a trail behind them, but as they progressed eastward they changed color from yellowish to orangish (could have been atmospheric conditions causing this).
The lead object was larger in size (if I had to place a size reference, about the glow size when you see the International Space Station fly over) and was leaving a trail and the appearance of sparks like it was disintegrating in the atmosphere. The object trailing behind the first object a short distance was smaller (more like a common star size) was doing the same thing as the lead object, except that it would disappear from sight for a second, at those times you could see nothing indicating it was there, no trail or sparks... nothing. Then it would reappear and create a trail in the trail of the lead object with sparks and all, it would be visible for a second and disappear again for a second then reappear again. This continued through the entire time I was able to see them, before they could no longer could be seen, due to more trees.