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Sighting Reports 2008

Woman Sees Bright Object Followed by Trail Moving East in Night Sky

Date of Sighting: August 21, 2008
Time of Sighting: 8:45 PM PDT
Date Sighting Reported: August 21, 2008
Duration of Sighting: Slightly Over One Minute
Location of Sighting: Sunnyvale, California (Bay Area)
Latitude: 37.37 Degrees North
Longitude: 122.04 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: Two
Number of Witnesses Interviewed: One
Weather: Witness Stated That Skies Were Clear and Stars Were Visible

Description: The witness called and reported the sighting immediately after it happened. She stated that she and her son were star gazing and noticed what appeared to be a "very bright star" moving eastward. The light left a trail, moved in a straight line and emitted no sound.

Comments: I am not sure what the witness observed, but I believe it to be a meteor. However, I have not heard of any major meteor sightings in the area at the time of the sighting.