|Occurred : 8/12/2016 22:30 (Entered as : 08/12/16 22:30)
Reported: 8/12/2016 11:36:05 PM 23:36
Location: Portland, OR
|Satellite not what it appears to be.
Portland, Oregon. Friday August 12th, 2016, at 10:30 pm, I had just gotten home from work. My wife and I went out into the back yard to preview the Perseid meteor shower, when I noticed a bright satellite. I mentioned to her that it was in a polar orbit because it was traversing the sky from north to south.
However, after a short time its speed began to slow, and its direction shifted to a easterly direction, finally stopping altogether. It now appeared as a bright star straight overhead. It is still there an hour later.