|Occurred : 7/27/2010 00:15 (Entered as : 07/27/2010 0:15)
Reported: 7/27/2010 9:44:04 AM 09:44
Location: Cranston, RI
|Pulsating white, red, geen light in the Western Sky of Rhode Island
I Noticed a bright pulsating star-like object in the West about 25 – 30 degrees above the horizon at around Midnight (morning of July 27th, 2010). To the naked eye, it was about the size and brightness of Jupiter, slightly less. My attention had been kept because this star had a pulsating twinkle to it, where it would twinkle white, red and green colors while keeping a white color to it. The twinkling was rather fast, not a slow changing in colors, but pulsating. The object was always stationary and did not move. The first 10 minutes I looked at it with my naked eye. I then went in the house and looked at it again for 10 more minutes with 8 X 21 binoculars, no change in size but still had the same pulsation to it. I then went inside and spent 10 minutes looking at online star maps and satellite tracking maps on Nasa.gov, went back outside and it was gone. I never saw how it disappeared. I will attempt to look again in the sky tonight at the same tim! e to see if it appears again.
((ADDENDUM TO REPORT FROM WITNESS))
Disregard last entry
Followup on previous entry from day before. I have realized that this is nothing but a star that was pulsating different colors due to pollution and it moving to a lower part of the horizon where there is more pollution.
The object didn't really disappear tonight, just became less bright...
Please Disregard. Thanks!