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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/22/2015 23:55 (Entered as : 6/22/2015 11:55)
Reported: 6/22/2015 9:33:37 PM 21:33
Posted: 6/24/2015
Location: Endwell, NY
Duration: 3 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object
Hazy oval shape then a light in the center then faded to a small circle and disappeared.

At approximately 11:55 p.m. tonight, June 22nd, 2015, recited (sic. Sighted?) an object approaching from the south heading north near our house and at first it appeared to look like a cloud it was sort of oval shape and then a light appeared in the center of it as it continued moving north and then it began to fade back to a smaller round ball shape and eventually just moved backwards away from us and disappeared.

((NUFORC Note: Out-gassing event of spent rocket. PD))


Hello Peter,

Your hunch probably is correct.

The Sentinel 2A satellite was launched on a Vega rocket from the Guiana Space Center, last night at 9:52 PM EDT (Jun 23
01:52 UTC).

Coverage of the launch was here:

SeeSat-L received several reports of sightings near 23:49 EDT (3:49 UTC), of what appears to have been exhaust from the final burn of the Vega rocket's AVUM liquid fueled upper stage. That burn lowered the perigee to ensure that the object decays from orbit within a reasonable time, in order to curb the growth of space debris.

Marco Langbroek blogged his analysis:

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Best regards,