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Re: (meteorobs) Leonids observation 11/17,18 from Manassas, VA



Sounds like a U-2 spyplane. All black and no marker lights?

Wayne Hollyoak
>
> 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
rumble
> trailing the object, again similar, but deeper pitch than an airplane.
>
> More detailed report on the meteor observation forthcoming.
>
> Stephen
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