|Occurred : 7/19/2008 22:21 (Entered as : 07/19/08 22:21)
Reported: 7/21/2008 5:07:07 PM 17:07
Location: Cochrane (Canada), AB
Duration:App. 2 min
|Very large, bright satellite of unknown origin
Date: July 19, 2008 Time: 10:21 p.m. MDST Place: Paddy’s Flats Campground near Bragg Creek Alberta Duration: approximately 2 minutes While sitting around a campfire with friends we occasionally spotted satellites passing overhead. All were faint pinpricks of light traveling in a constant direction and constant speed. Most could only be seen for the few seconds that they were almost directly overhead.
We noticed a large bright "star" moving from southwest to northeast. This object was as big and bright as Venus. It was silent and moved in a constant direction at a constant speed. No flashing strobe lights of any kind were seen.
I am sure it was a satellite, but I have never seen one so big and so bright. I checked the NASA website and it was not the ISS or the Shuttle.