Reports Pending Report #277935

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NameTodd M
Experience Level4/5
RemarksGood morning. I like to walk in the early morning. It’s quiet and dark. Great for spotting shooting stars, especially during this time period. Anyway, I live in the country in Northern California and found a open area to look upwards. Immediately I saw an object moving, followed by another, and then another, and then another.My first thought was a shooting star, and then I thought that it might be some jets in a line, but they kept coming. One after another. I started to count (wish I had started right away) I got to about fifteen and then my mind started to question what I was seeing and I lost count. I started counting again and at about twelve I once again lost count trying to figure out what I was seeing. If they were jets it was an armada of jets. But they weren’t jets. They all had the same brightness, though occasionally one would brighten a bit. There was no red lights. There was no blinking. And there were far too many of them. I became aware I had stopped counting and started again. I reached about 15 again when a car came down the road and I had to move.This went on for a few minutes. Maybe four minutes total. They were not evenly spaced, but most were about the same distance as the stars in Orion's Belt. About that brightness too. Again, they were in a straight line and even the line shifted which I attributed to the Earth moving. My poor attempt to count was about 42, but I would say there was easily double that. Easily. They moved from directly overhead to the North. The time was approximately 4:35 am Pacific Time.I’m not a novice at star gazing and truly believe they were not jets….there was just too many.The line did come to an end and it’s the most amazing thing I have seen in the sky and I just reported a phenomenal sighting a few weeks ago.I wasn’t sure how to report this so I thought emailing you would be best.Feel free to contact me. I still have goosebumps.Very Truly Yours, Todd Mayes
AddressLower Lake, CA
Latitude38° 54' 33.97'' N (38.91°)
Longitude 122° 36' 6.21'' W (-122.6°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-08-08 04:35 PDT
UT Date & Time2022-08-08 11:35 UT
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle
Facing azimuth34.48°
First azimuth17.12°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth17°
Last elevation90°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-4
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
Terminal flash