|Occurred : 8/4/2008 21:15 (Entered as : 08/04/08 21:15)
Reported: 8/4/2008 7:57:11 PM 19:57
Location: Rockland, ME
|Maine slow moving light
I was standing in my back yard with no lights on. There were some fast moving clouds overhead, but I could see stars clearly. I looked directly overhead and noticed a light as bright and the same scale as Jupiter that was moving very slowly toward the south. After about a minute, the object dimmed and changed direction to the east, then quickly got bright again. It continued on toward the south and again dimmed and changed direction to the east. I thought I saw an outline, a hard black edge, cover the stars, but just for a moment. Then it got bright again and continued to about 2 degrees above the horizon where it faded out.
At first I thought it was a meteor, but it was moving too slowly, and there was no trail. There is an aiport nearby, but there was no sound and no flashing lights on the object. Except for the dimming, it was a constant light. I continued to watch the sky for another couple of minutes, but I did not see or hear anything.
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