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Occurred : 7/31/2001 00:30 (Entered as : 07/31/01 00:30)
Reported: 7/30/2001 17:47
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Southampton (UK/England),
Shape: Unknown
Duration:30secs
Slow moving, bright light vanishing in a clear sky.

Whilst watching the clear night sky, my housemate and I noticed a slow moving, bright object in the sky. The light was 3-4 times brighter than any star or aircraft. We watched the light move north for about 10 senconds before it faded in intensity and vanishing completely.

((NUFORC Note: A satellite moving in polar orbit to the north at 0030 hrs. during summer months would not fade from sight the way orbiting objects do when they pass into the terminator, I.e. shadow, of the Earth. It might have been something along the lines of a tumbling booster shell, but even those appear to pulse or "strobe" at a fairly regular rate. PD))