|Occurred : 2/3/2000 20:00 (Entered as : 020300 20:00)
Reported: 2/5/2000 01:41
Location: Temple City, CA
|observing sky, northward, slight overcast,usual to observe satelites. noticed a light as a lense, brightening in intensity, like a spotlight, then reducing to off after short time. fading to continue as a satelite.
as commonly observed, satelites pass overhead. on this ocasion, at an apparent altitude for satelites, a bright, intensifying light lense appeared. Increasing in intensity quite bright. not a white light, but more conventional in coloration. after 5 to 8 seconds, the brightness reduced to that typical for a passing satelite moving due north in the sky. Commonly, satelites are observed, reflecting the sun in the evening sky. this was uniquely uncommon.
((NUFORC Note: The report is not inconsistent with the characteristic "flash" that can result from an Iridium satellite.))