|Occurred : 4/21/2007 19:00 (Entered as : 05/21/07 19:00)
Reported: 4/23/2007 3:39:30 AM 03:39
Location: Nova Scotia (south shore) (Canada), NS
|Glowing white light moving very fast fades away abruptly. South shore nova scotia canada.
A friend and i were enjoying a night out when he commented on the color of the early evening sky. As we looked up, we noticed a glowing wtite light twice the magnitude of the brightest star in the sky at the time. Heading from west to east it didn't change shape or color and lasted about 30 seconds, but faded away much like a sparkler would.
We both agreed that the object was at the 10,000 to 20,000 ft range and as for the speed, we've observed satellites in the past and it was moving at least 4 times the speed. It didn't seem to fade the further it got away. No flashing lights, though there was air traffic in the air at the time, commercial jets.
I live 1 hour from the airport, so that would put the traffic at about 10,000ft or so. It seemed to be at this level or higher.
This was my first sighting, and would like to see it again.
((NUFORC Note: We wonder whether the witnesses might have observed a satellite, possibly the ISS. Its schedule is below:
20 Apr 0.8 21:10:28 10 NW 21:12:51 25 NNE 21:14:44 13 ENE
20 Apr 2.1 22:45:12 10 WNW 22:45:55 16 WNW 22:45:55 16 WNW
21 Apr -0.3 21:30:12 10 NW 21:32:52 45 NNE 21:33:46 31 ENE
22 Apr -1.0 21:49:58 10 WNW 21:52:42 72 SW 21:52:47 71 SSW