|Occurred : 11/22/2017 05:35 (Entered as : 11/22/17 05:35)
Reported: 11/22/2017 7:03:29 AM 07:03
Location: Los Angeles, CA
|Slow moving object going from the southwest to the southeast identified
I was walking back to my car ending my early AM exercise routine in Griffith Park. I looked in the sky and saw a light slowly moving from the southwest to the southeast. It looked like a large light and a very dim small light. I watched and after about 30 seconds it got brighter. This usually indicates a satellite because it is spinning. About 5 seconds it got dim again. I continued watching it until it disappeared behind some trees. I got in my car and came back to my apartment. When I was driving back, I saw the same light moving at the same speed in the same direction. I was pretty sure at this time it was a satellite. When I got back into my apartment I went to my computer and opened up Stellarium (a very good program to see the night sky at any particular time). Stellarium also views major satellites at the time. I looked up the time at 5:35 and the direction that the object was moving. The unidentified object turned out to be the Hubble Telescope. Stellarium is a free program to download.