|Occurred : 8/6/2013 22:50 (Entered as : 08/06/13 22:50)
Reported: 8/6/2013 11:25:42 PM 23:25
Location: Lewiston, ME
|Bright light in constellation Cassiopeia
Daughter and I were looking at stars and I pointed out a fuzzy area north of the constellation Cassiopeia where I thought a star cluster would be when suddenly a bright light appeared in the lower triangle of the constellation and moved slowly east until it dimmed rather quickly.
Earlier we had tracked the ISS across the sky from horizon to horizon so we had a pretty good idea how a big object in geosynchronous orbit would look like and behave - this was MUCH brighter, appeared out of nowhere and grew dim before it even got anywhere near the horizon.
It unnerved both of us - looked a lot like a space ship had kicked thrusters for a moment before moving on.