|Occurred : 7/30/2000 22:00 (Entered as : 07/30/00 22:00)
Reported: 7/30/2000 21:50
Location: Columbus, OH
|Dancing "star" over Columbus, Ohio
At approximately 10:00 P.M. EST I stepped out onto my balcony to get a last look of my view as I moved out of my apartment this evening. I happened to look up at the partially cloudy sky to get a look at some stars. I noticed that the first "star" that I looked at seemed to be moving from the Western Sky in a South/Southeastern direction at a slow steady pace. I first figured I was seeing a passing satellite. To my amazement this "star" stopped changed direction to direct South then back West before it started to circle, zig-zag then continue in it's original direction. This "star" did this several times(atleast 5 times) before I lost it in a passing cloud. I can only describe this object as a star as that was its exact appearence. It was as bright as a star in the big dipper(not as bright as Jupiter or the northern stars though). There was some city lights drowning out much of the star field so this object may have appeared brighter a few miles out of town. I would suspect that few people would've not reported this unless they happened to be stargazing. Irredgardless, I just thought I would report this "dancing star". Thanks!