|Occurred : 12/19/2016 21:50 (Entered as : 12/19/2016 09:50)
Reported: 12/20/2016 8:28:44 PM 20:28
Location: Redding, CA
|Stargazing I saw a star just appear then moves slowly then gradually fade out
For about the last twenty years, I usually go out for ten to twenty minutes before I go to bed each night to have a look at the stars. I usually look very carefully for areas that are darker than the night sky, hoping to see one of the black triangle craft.
I was only out for a few minutes looking at the area of Taurus, and a reddish orange star just appeared. It was almost in the middle between the two stars that make the horns of Taurus. It was a little brighter than Aldebaran, and then got slightly brighter. I was watching it for a few seconds not sure if it was a star or not when I could see that it was wavering slightly side to side.
It then started moving slowly in an arc heading east. I knew then it was not a star and started to walk to my door to get a camera and binoculars when it gradually began to fade out. I went in, noted the time, and got the binoculars.
I checked the area with the binoculars and could see nothing. The only thing I can think of is that I saw a meteor directly end on.