|Occurred : 7/31/2015 22:05 (Entered as : 07/31/15 22:05)
Reported: 8/1/2015 7:50:15 PM 19:50
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
|Bright starlike object with changing speeds and floating movement at vert high altitute moving West-East without diming in intesity
While walking dog we noticed a bright yellowish planet type object moving in the sky from west to east at about 75 deg above horizon. It was a very clear night. It did not appear to be a plane since there was no flashing lights, noise or trail and did not have the movement of a plane as I will explain in detail. I ruled out a satellite or the ISS for the following reasons.
I observed the ISS at much lower elevations above the horizon, traveling in a strait path at a consistant speed and following a NW to SE orbit. this was nothing like that.
It was not a satellite or ISS because: 1. The object was not traveling at a constant speed. It seemed to slow down then speed up constantly as it moved across the sky
2. At times the object seemed to wiggle or meander at times in a sense that it shifted it's course slightly while moving very slowly then speed up again. We noticed this several times.
3. As it moved east the light did not seem to dim as a satellite or the ISS would from loosing the reflection of the sun on the solar panels. To me this indicated the glow of the light was powered by the object and not reflected from the sun.
4. The object was about the size as one would observe Venus but not quite as bright but more yellow/orange in color. The object was visible at that intensity for several minutes. Much longer than I have observed for anything in orbit.