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Occurred : 8/6/2013 22:40 (Entered as : 08/06/13 22:40)
Reported: 8/7/2013 6:35:44 AM 06:35
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: Sydenham (Canada), ON
Shape: Fireball
Duration:45 seconds
Bright, yellow-orange fireball

I was watching the stars behind my home while having a conversation on my mobile phone. In the northwest sky, I saw a yellow-orange fireball (bright, spherical) traveling northwards. It was silent, and brighter than a planet. (I have some amateur astronomy experience and am familiar with the luminosity of stars and planets). While it moved in a single direction, its speed was inconsistent and at one point it seemed to either slow down or turn away from me. I watched it continuously, having enough time to describe it to the person on the phone. I got the sense that it was not in the upper atmosphere but at the level where airplanes fly. Finally, it disappeared behind some trees.