|Occurred : 3/5/2013 20:55 (Entered as : 03/05/13 20:55)
Reported: 3/5/2013 7:39:04 PM 19:39
Location: Walworth, NY
|Possible Irridium satellite flash and then a high speed object approaches and makes turns then disappears
On the evening of March 5 around 8:55 PM Eastern I was admiring the clear night sky from my outdoor hottub near Rochester NY. In the sky nearly overhead and slightly west of the Big Dipper I glanced the dimming of what appeared to be a star about the brightness of Jupiter. I thought it may be an Iridium satellite flash that I have seen before so I kept looking at the area to see if I could find which way the satellite was heading.
Within about 10 seconds of the flash I saw a fast moving object approaching from the south-southwest glowing a dull reddish color – barely visible. It was travelling much faster than a satellite and perhaps half the speed of what I originally thought was a meteor.
When the object got into the general vicinity of the original flash, it slowed and a made U-turn and then another before it disappeared, all within the span of several seconds. I did not see any further trace of the satellite or the mysterious object.