|Occurred : 7/4/2013 22:30 (Entered as : 07/04/13 22:30)
Reported: 7/8/2013 1:58:16 AM 01:58
Location: Mt. View, HI
|Bright Red object in the Hawaiian sky
On July 4 around 10:30 pm I went out to walk the dogs and noticed a bright red object in the southern sky. It was about 7 times larger than any star or planet I have ever seen. It seemed to be about 25 deg in elevation. I use a lot of FTA satellites and in location comparison the object seemed to be around 135W with the height of 97w. It was very bright like looking at a red laser pointer but 10 times the size.
We live in Eden Roc Hawaii just past 24th street. The object moved very slow in the sky at first then started to drop to the east very slow moving about 10 deg to the east and dropping 5-7 deg in elevation. It kept the same brightness and just disappeared above the trees.
We live about 1800 feet in elevation and in the direction of the object there is a forest reserve and open ocean. There are no other islands in this direction and we never have air traffic after dark in this area.
I am a vet and I was in the navy never seen anything like this. My best guess is light! reflecting off a satellite but it just don't seem right based on size, brightness, and direction.
Thanks ((name deleted))