Re: (meteorobs) Leonids observation 11/17,18 from Manassas, VA
Sounds like a U-2 spyplane. All black and no marker lights?
> I did see one unusual sight that I would invite comment on. At about
> 8:00UT, I saw what I first thought was an airplane heading SW. It was
> larger that any satellite I have seen and slower than any meteor I have
> ever seen and no tail. The color was not typical for an airplane, a dark
> orange. The really unusual part was, after it passed overhead, I observed
> two small triangular shapes of the same dark orange color touching, at the
> sides, and trailing the main object. They sort of looked like what you
> would image as engine output. There was also a very faint low pitch
> trailing the object, again similar, but deeper pitch than an airplane.
> More detailed report on the meteor observation forthcoming.
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