|Occurred : 3/3/2007 21:30 (Entered as : 03/03/07 21:30)
Reported: 3/9/2007 7:32:42 AM 07:32
Location: Cancun (Mexico),
|At approximately 21:30 on March 3, 2007, my partner and I were enjoying the clear sky from the balcony of our hotel in Cancun, Mexico. We had an ocean front room with an unobscured view of the sky. The moon was approximately 80 degrees in the east, the big dipper approximately 40 degrees in the north.
We observed a faint orange-red light coming from the north, below the Big Dipper. It was dim, but not as dim as a satellite.
It traveled across the sky at a steady speed, but its trajectory was erratic. It would travel a straight line for some distance, and then make strange course corrections. At one point, it completed 3 sides of a square maneuver, just before passing in front of the moon.
Just as we lost visual contact with the object in the southern sky, we saw a streak of light, originating from the point where we lost visual contact. The streak was at a 45 degree angle to the west.
We were both in shock that we had witnessed such an event. It was truly amazing.
My partner and I are both 36 years old. I am a Graphic Designer, and he is a Director of Marketing at a major firm.