Counting session Blue spray over Davis County, Utah
Blue spray over Davis County, Utah
While walking along the shore of the Great Salt Lake, out of the corner of my eye I saw a splash of blue and white light. It didn't seem to cover a very large area and I wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't seen it in my peripheral vision. From where I was standing the splash seemed to be heading at a roughly 45 degree angle towards the Kaysville, Layton area. One interesting thing I noticed was the sound that occurred after seeing the splash in the sky. This sound is probably the reason I call it a splash. The sound was not very loud but it was prominent. I could definitely tell the sound came from the lights in the sky. It sounded like throwing a small handful of water on a hot skillet. Another interesting thing was that I recognized this sound from the night before. I was, again, out on the Great Salt Lake to shoot pictures of the setting moon. I was far away from the highway where it's relatively quiet. While walking back to the car (very late, roughly between 1 and 3 a.m.) I heard that same sound maybe three or four times. Again, it's not a very loud sound but in the silence of where I was at it was a very prominent sound. Enough so that I was slightly startled by it each time it happened. I realize now that it could have been due to other meteor's entering the atmosphere that night, as well.