|Occurred : 5/24/2001 22:21 (Entered as : 5/24/01 2221)
Reported: 5/29/2001 11:29
Location: Sandy, UT
|Patriotic. From white, to red, to blue.
We were stargazing, and I happened to look towards the south. There were three what I thought were three stars, or satellites in a perfect equalateral triangle, when lo and behold one of the triangular points of light leaves the triangle and starts heading to the north. I pointed it out to my friend, it looked like a medium bright star. Then, all of a sudden, it became a very bright white light...my friend said, "Hey, that satellite just winked at us!" Then, it turned from a bright white color, to a very ruddy, rusty red color. Then, it went from rusty red, to a strange blue color...from blue back to that weird red color. It seemed to be going about the same speed across the sky as a satellite, and kept a very straight course. Eventually, it looked like it was getting even higher (it looked damn high to begin with), until it eventually disappeared from sight. It was a nice, colorful show. Can satellites do this? I have never seen one that could go from white to red to blue before.