|Occurred : 4/22/2012 22:20 (Entered as : 04/22/2012 22:20)
Reported: 4/23/2012 2:52:04 PM 14:52
Location: Marysville, CA
|Orbital Light moving in unusual pattern
I was standing outside around 10:20pm on the night of April 22, 2012 looking to see if any meteor activity was visible. I live in an urban area so only bright stars are usually visible through the street light pollution. I noticed what appeared to be a satellite to the west at about 45 degrees off the horizon and above the trees moving in a south by south west direction and continued to follow it. About 15 seconds into its movement it seemed to make a short burst of speed and move erratically which made me think my eyes were playing tricks on me. Then the object began to turn in a easterly direction and finally continued on a straight course to the North East for about 20 seconds, then flashed brightly green and vanished from my vision. I did not see ant streak or trail indicating it has sped off, it just vanished.