|Occurred : 5/2/2007 21:35 (Entered as : 05/02/2007 21:35)
Reported: 5/2/2007 11:04:23 PM 23:04
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
|Stationary star like light twinkling many colors seen for 50 minutes
I live west of Boynton Beach Florida near the Turnpike. On May 2, 2007, at 21:35 EST I noticed a star to the northwest sparkling brightly in many colors. I lined it up in the frame of my screened porch and expected it to move like an aircraft or satellite would do. It was a third of the way up between the horizon and straight up. West of the big dipper.
It was not the brightest star out but twinkled rapidly. Not like other stars out that night. It did not move. After five minutes I got two binoculars and my 10X zoom Minolta digital camera and got a clear look outside the screen enclosure. The camera will do digital zoom to 40x. The videos are .MOV format and good quality.
I took a few pictures and videos with the camera. The videos came out good. One photo is great showing the string of red, blue, green and yellow colors clearly. It is a string as there is a time laps of a second. Nothing I know of makes color shifts like that all within one second.
After fifteen minutes I called my neighbors and they saw it too. At 22:25 EST it became unviewable as clouds came by. I checked again at 22:55 and the sky was clear but it was gone. I am an ex military aviator and a good photographer and think this was an unusual long term sighting which lasted almost an hour.
((NUFORC Note: Sighting of Venus? PD))