|Occurred : 9/2/2016 20:27 (Entered as : 090216 20:27)
Reported: 9/3/2016 2:59:38 PM 14:59
Location: Erie, CO
|Star-like light traveling past the stars but much slower than a satellite
My husband and I stepped out on the back deck to look at the stars, and I noticed an area of the sky to the SSW, about 2/3 the way to zenith, where something wasn't quite right. Almost like there should be a satellite there - was something moving? That's when my eyes zeroed in on a point of light, like a star, moving very slowly among the stars. It moved in a mostly straight line almost like a satellite, but much slower - maybe a third the speed. It may have meandered a bit, but that was hard to say as it was moving so slowly. It grew dimmer over the course of 2 or 3 minutes, at which time we lost sight of it, it having moved no more than 10 degrees during that time. I couldn't find anything on heavensabove that would indicate it was a known satellite. My impression was that it was of an aircraft of some sort, flying at a very, very high altitude.