|Occurred : 7/22/2004 04:00 (Entered as : 07/22/2004 4:00)
Reported: 7/22/2004 4:23:57 AM 04:23
Location: College Station, TX
|Large, distant, bright, star-like object, moving slowly from Northeast to Southwest most likley bright planet.
On porch. Object came from the North-eastern horizon heading South-eastern. I first noticed it while driving back from the store around 4:00am. It had the same coloration as the stars however was at least 10 times brighter than the brightest star in the sky. It moved very slowly across the sky. At first I thought it was the lights from an airplane however it was moving far to slowly. It is moving much faster than the stars towards the north almost directly. I watched the object for over an hour. During that time I saw several meteors that streaked across the sky in almost the exact same path that the object is taking. I also saw a satellite heading straight towards it until it could not be see anymore with the naked eye. Most likley it's reflect was over-powered by the light from the object. This object is at an extremely far away. My best guess is that it is one of closer planets and is just reflecting far more light than usual. This would explain the slow speed, and why it was still going much quicker than the rest of the stars? Thanks
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))