|Occurred : 8/13/2002 03:20 (Entered as : 08/13/02 03:20)
Reported: 8/13/2002 3:52:50 AM 03:52
Location: Bothell, WA
|Odd Light not assiated with the Meteor shower
I was outside looking at the meteor shower. I saw a light about the size of Mars in the E/SE. I thought it was a planet. Perhaps Mars. I saw it Move VERY slowly. That caught my attention. At arms length, it moved 4 inches. Tnis light was in the complete wrong direction of the meteor shower, which was coming more from a N/ NE direction.This was coming fromE/SE going to N/NW. After obeserving this very slow move for about ten seconds, it disappered! About 20 seconds later, it 'flashed' on again, continuing in the same path it did. Then it went off, or at least was not visable any more. Most unusual. Right after that, I saw a bunch of the meteors coming from an entirely different direction. I feel that the light from this was not the I.S.S. It was too small. Not quite as large as Mars would be.