|Occurred : 8/9/2012 21:15 (Entered as : 08/09/12 21:15)
Reported: 8/10/2012 2:56:43 PM 14:56
Location: Schofield Barracks, HI
|Light/object moves through constellation Scorpius and then disappears
My husband and I were laying on our hammock at about 9:15pm on 9Aug12, looking at the stars and learning the constellations with a cell phone application. We had already been star gazing for 15-20 minutes or so, and we were looking at the constellation Scorpius (to our South-West I believe). All of a sudden, a light (just like a star) was moving through Scorpius at a steady pace (which must have been very quickly, because this light/object was so far away, it seemed like a star moving). I pointed to the light/object moving through the constellation we were looking at, and my husband confirmed that he saw it too. We were silent as we watched it move, and within 8-10 seconds the light/object slowly faded from existence. We looked at each other wide-eyed, and then stared back at the area of sky around Scorpius for another 5 minutes and never saw it again.
The light/object covered about the distance of 6 inches across the sky before it started fading and eventually disappeared. The light/object moved in exactly a straight direction, and as it disappeared it was still moving in the same straight direction.
It was a cloudless night until after midnight, so the light/object didn’t disappear behind clouds. My husband is Army and has been on multiple types of helicopters. It was unlike a shooting star, meteor, helicopter, jet, commercial airliner we’ve seen, and we’ve seen all types of aircraft on Oahu; this wasn’t one of them. This light/object was simply too far away to be an aircraft of ours – this was in space. The light/object moved at a constant speed, slower than a shooting star. It was definitely an object or vehicle, not a shooting star or meteor.