|Occurred : 8/3/2003 23:30 (Entered as : 08/03/03 23:30)
Reported: 8/4/2003 1:29:23 AM 01:29
Location: Kent (UK/England),
|Satellite-like light in sky brightening & fading, changing course from S-N to E-W, followed by second one.
Was satellite / meteor spotting on a very clear night. Noticed a light at zenith travelling S-N at the same sort of speed / brightness as a satellite. After about 10 seconds it faded & brightened, apparently on a slightly different heading. Thought it was an optical illusion, but this happened again and again, with the object fading & re-brightening, bearing about 5 degrees westwards. When I finally lost sight of the object it was heading west.
I looked up agsin, and almost immediately noticed another object which behaved in exactly the same way, gradually changing from a S-N direction to an E-W.
In about 10 mins observation, also saw several objects which looked / behaved like satellites travelling S-N, and about 5 meteorites, which seems an unusual amount of ariel activity for such a short space of time.