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|Occurred : 7/11/2019 02:50 (Entered as : 07/11/2019 02:50)
Reported: 7/11/2019 4:54:16 AM 04:54
Location: Franklin-Alvadore, OR
|I observed what looked to be a star or planet above and then the brightness was gone and a much dimmer satellite was now moving
Walking outside my home towards the South this morning at 2:50 AM (11 July 2019,) I observed a bright "white" light (same appearance as a close planet) almost overhead but slightly towards the Southern Sky. Unknown to any movement it only appeared as a star or a close planet. Usually Saturn or Jupiter is in the lower southern sky (object was about that same size and brightness), but it was late enough that they had moved west behind some trees.
I wasn't familiar with such a bright light at that angle so as I got down on flat ground and stopped and observed.. the light was now gone. I noticed some haze in the atmosphere, I'm sure that whatever it was I saw.. it was not being covered by clouds. It was much more "Dim" and moving directly South. 5-10 seconds then I lost sight of it. At that point, the object appeared to be just a satellite. Same basic speed, same basic size and brightness in the night sky. It wasn't moving fast enough to leave the horizon but it still disappeared.