|Occurred : 5/10/2009 22:02 (Entered as : 05/10/09 22:02)
Reported: 5/10/2009 10:25:28 PM 22:25
Location: Quincy, CA
|Magnitude -8 ball of light seen for 2 minutes over Quincy, California, moving from west to north.
This is the same object that I have seen for years. A white ball of light in the sky that moves silently with a distinct bobbing motion. Moving east from due west, the object then curved toward the north, turning slowly to the north directly under The Big Dipper. The object was very bright, around a magnitude -8. Venus is a magnitude -4.1. Iridium flares peak around -8, and this object was a consistent -8 until the last 30 seconds of its journey across the sky.
This is one of many objects like this that I have seen and reported on over the years in this area. They are not satellites or planes. They make no noise at all.
((NUFORC Note: ISS confirmed. Witnessed watched for the ISS on the following night. PD))