|Occurred : 5/22/2006 23:45 (Entered as : 05/22/06 11:45)
Reported: 5/23/2006 7:43:06 PM 19:43
Location: Windsor (Canada), ON
|A light brighter than Jupiter started moving across the sky.
Went out to check how clear the sky was. Looked up saw an object brighter than Jupiter in a position that was not where Jupiter was. I thought to myself, "whats jupiter doing over there?" Then I looked and saw Jupiter was still over where it was supposed to be, looked back at the object. It was bright white, and it started to move slowly, picked up speed. It moved across the horizon from south to northwest. Went and got my binoculars.
Typically we get a lot of air traffic being near the Riverside Descent Area to Detroit Metro Airport. But I was able to see other planes at extremely high altitudes. Planes typically have flashing lights, and red/green lights on the wingtips. I looked at the object with my binoculars. No flashing lights at all. Just a bright pure white light. My wife saw another object moving in the opposite direction and had been looking at that. Then after the 2nd object had moved across the sky in the exact same trafjectory but opposite direction, we picked up another 3rd object moving the exact same direction as the first.
The object was not a plane with its landing lights (another typical phenomenon I've seen in this area for 30 years) because it was almost at the zenith and it was moving.
It was not a satellite, as it was moving much too slow. Plus it had started off stationary, like just a star in the sky, then it started to move off. Eventually the object did lose its brightness and fade away.
I have seen satellites get bright and then fade away but the speed never changed. this was stationary for a bit before it moved off.
((NUFORC Note: The International Space Station was not visible from Windsor, Ontario, on May 22nd, 2006. We presume that the witness implies a nighttime sighting, and we have amended the time to reflect that fact. PD))