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Occurred : 10/19/2011 19:30 (Entered as : 10/19/2011 19:30)
Reported: 10/19/2011 10:56:13 PM 22:56
Posted: 10/25/2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:2.5 hr
point of light in sky stopped moving and remained stationary for ~2hr

at 7:30 pm i saw one single point of white light moving across the sky like a regular satellite (i originally thought it was a satellite, although moving a little faster than usual). it appeared way to high to be an airplane and was definitely not a meteor, comet, or helicopter. it entered my field of view over my apt building from the NE moving SW. i pointed it out to my girlfriend "hey, look at that satellite". i witnessed it stop mid-way across the sky at due south and 80 degrees up from the horizon. i then pointed it out to her again and another person nearby. it appeared to be the one of the brightest visible stars in the sky (comparable to others). i kept watching for about 10 minutes and it did not move. i noted the location where it stopped and continued to check back every 30 minutes to see if the object was still there (maybe it was a satellite and i lost track of it near a star). at 10pm (2.5 hours later) i noticed it was no longer there! . i did not witness it leave but can confirm there is no star in the location the object appeared to stop before.