Did you see Friday sky spectacle?
Just back from a week on the high seas, and I found this letter in my email inbox. Did anyone else notice this spectacle? Sounds like space junk returning from orbit, because if Jay had time to summon his family to watch, it could not have been moving at the speeds normally expected of meteors. A re-entry from orbital speeds seems more likely.
Here's a YouTube video of some space debris re-entering the atmosphere.
If you saw it, leave us a comment. Be sure to say where you were and when you saw it, and in what direction it was moving. I'll see if I can find other reports.
"I've been a reader of your blog for a few years now and I just saw and AMAZING event. While walking my dog in the backyard(Millersville), approximately a dozen orange balls, loosely spaced but in a group, approached from the SW and continued overhead toward Baltimore at ~2134 on 7/25. It was almost like watching 12 orange ISSes but brighter. They did not fade nor give off debris or a trail like meteors I've seen in the past. I called up to my family in the house and we were able to watch the cluster move off to the N/NE until they moved below the treeline. Has anyone else posted an account? I was so amazed and excited - plus calling my kids down to see this - that I didn't get any photos/videos. By far the most amazing/unusual meteor event I've ever witnessed. - Jay Ellwood