|Occurred : 8/17/2010 20:30 (Entered as : 08/17/10 20:30)
Reported: 8/20/2010 3:42:40 AM 03:42
Location: Everett, WA
|White "star" like object darts acrossed sky and suddenly stops, but doesn't disappear.
So roughly between 8:30pm and 9:00pm Pacific Time, the sun was setting, but the sky was still bright blue. To the south, southwest I could see the moon. Sitting in a chair facing south I tilted my head back to look at the sky. I saw a noticeably bright white star, I thought at first it must be a plane... so I watched it for a few and then it suddenly moved very very swiftly in the north direction and stopped very abruptly.
My second thought was a meteor, after all we did just have a meteor shower this past weekend, but the very bright "star" never disappeared or burned out like a shooting star would have and it stayed in the same spot and just as bright until I mentioned it to friends who were also present at the time. They shrugged it off and said "satellite" I quickly dismissed this option because of how quickly it moved and stopped.
Don't satellites stay in continuous motion in orbit around the earth?? Wouldn't that make them move very slowly across the sky? And would they be as bright as the moon in blue sky? I'm not sure if this is the same or similar thing people around the world have seen lately, but it sure does make you wonder.