|Occurred : 12/23/2013 21:58 (Entered as : 12/23/13 21:58)
Reported: 12/26/2013 5:31:48 PM 17:31
Location: Kipahulu, HI
|Red/orange object streaks, then floats for three minutes across the sky.
Talking to my wife while sitting outside, I saw a bright red/orange object streaking across the sky, starting in a position toward the horizon from Orion's belt.
I couldn't speak but nudged my wife so many times that she turned and saw it too. It left an oddly straight and even trail for a brief moment (which was also red/orange), maybe one second in duration. Then the tail disappeared and the speed reduced considerably. It looked like a glowing red oval/cylinder. Both of us recall thick black stripes inside a large portion of the object, kind of like a grill. The object maintained its red/orange glow and cruised at a constant speed and altitude in a westerly (southwesterly) direction until it disappeared in a slow double flash (which could just have atmospheric interference perhaps) just above the horizon.
On a side note, two nights earlier at 21:00, I was standing in the same place and saw a rapid double flash of white light) about the same magnitude as Venus. The object two nights later came from approximately the same region in the sky.