I was wondering, has anyone seen anything similar to what I saw years back?
This happened years back. I was about 10 or 11. I had recently gotten a telescope, and me and my dad were outside at night. During a point where I was just looking up at the sky with my eyes, I saw this light just ZOOM by. I saw it for about a milisecond. Like, the second it appeared, it disappeared, but it wasn't stationary. As I said, it zoomed by, but not across the whole sky. Only a tiny portion of it. Shorter than when you see "shooting stars". And I've seen a lot. It looked nothing like one. Those are skinny lines usually, and what I saw was BLUE, and round.
I didn't mention it to my dad, I just thought it was weird. I've never forgotten it, and I've only told 2 people about it.
I made two images of what it looked like. It isn't perfect, and I missed parts. The first image I made on the Rockstar Crew logo site. The second, Paint. As I said, it isn't 100% accurate. I'm not good at this. I'd really like to learn to animate, so I could show how it looked.
The thing faded the closer it was to the end. It was travelling west, and faded on side facing the east.
It wasn't a ball shape. It looked like a crescent.
I've looked up videos of comets, meteorites etc. and I can't find anything that looks like what I saw. Someone on Yahoo Answers told me it was some satellite reflecting light, and I just cannot believe that. It just doesn't match the description of what I saw.
Since OP is not answering,
The one I saw traversed the entire night sky from end to end in the blink of an eye in a straight line, looking up at the night sky it was about the size of an acorn. It was purple.
Okay...it BARELY traveled. As I said, it looked as if it disappeared the second it appeared, but I saw it long enough to see it zoom west.
I will describe it like this. Imagine it WAS a spaceship or something. Imagine it was travelling at extremely high speeds, while invisible, then, for a split second, you could see it, then it was invisible again.
it looked like it was going straight. Even if it was travelling in an arc form or whatever, I doubt I'd notice it, since it disappeared so quickly.
>What colour was it, teal like the pic?
Yes, it was around the same color. Lightish blue.
OP here. The one I saw looked bigger than when you see a plane in the sky. Way bigger. I couldn't tell you how high it seemed.
If I knew what a Boeing plane looked like at different altitudes, I'd be able to say, but I don't.
Don't know about the shape, but the size and odd color is something I've seen, too. It was still probably a meteor, just much closer to you and at a much steeper angle of entry than the stereotypical thin streak ones. Makes them look larger and last less time. The color comes from the various metals/surrounding atmosphere igniting.
Was there any streak at all, or did the whole object appear to be a unit? If it had stopped dead, would you expect it to still look like a crescent?
There wasn't any streak at all, it only faded. It disappeared completely.
>If it had stopped dead, would you expect it to still look like a crescent?
I honestly don't know. If it was circular, it probably wouldn't look like a crescent, right?