|Occurred : 7/16/2017 (Entered as : 07/16/17)
Reported: 7/16/2017 8:04:48 PM 20:04
Location: Hyannis, MA
|Shooting star that suddenly made a broad curve that was in effect a 180 degree turn toward the horizon
I was outside because I received an alert for possible auroral activity. Tall trees were to my right as I faced the northern sky. From behind a tall tree to my right, a light emerged from somewhere between Cygnus and Lacerta, moving straight toward Cepheus. I thought it was a shooting star, but it did not diminish or burn up as most do.
Suddenly, without slowing down, it made a big broad turn to its left, which was toward the constellation of Cassiopeia, below Cepheus or you could also say moving closer to the northern horizon. This was not a slow gradual turn in the sky, but a remarkable swiftly moving turn that was in effect a 180 degree turn, nowhere near being "on course" from its original trajectory.
Again, this was a very swift moving, silent object moving at a speed similar to that of a shooting star. The object itself was not as distinct as a meteor in the sky.
The object's light was closer to white, and the object itself was either blurry, or may have consisted of several lights on one object, or possibly several objects flying in a very tight formation.