|Occurred : 8/12/2009 04:20 (Entered as : 8/12/09 4:20)
Reported: 8/12/2009 4:09:47 PM 16:09
Location: Grenada, MS
|"Satellite" stops, flases and disappears
I got up at 4:09, (yes, I hit the snooze button once), to see the meteor shower. After going out to see if the sky was clear I woke my wife, put the coffee on and went out. There was a particulary bright planet low in the western sky so I went in to get my binoculars. After a look at the planet, I was looking up at the sky and saw what I thought was a satellite moving northward directly overhead. It was as bright and as big as the brighter stars and moving slowly. "Cool" I thought and brought my glasses up to my eyes to get a better look. As I watched it in the binoculars, it stopped, flashed twice as bright and disappeared.