|Occurred : 7/25/2000 21:20 (Entered as : 7/25/00 21:20)
Reported: 6/2/2001 17:37
Location: Glendale, CA
|Bright, Stoplight Red Craft
I was doing my nightly summertime satellite & star observing with binoculars on my backyard deck. The deck faces north to Polaris exactly. I had lowered my binoculars to say something to my teenage son and was putting them back up to my eyes looking slightly northeast when a bright, tomato red object caught my eye. I immediately looked through the binoculars and saw the object. It was round and was stop sign red. It looked as though it was "lit" somehow, like neon and divided on the surface (bottom?) into 3 or 4 slightly brighter, whiter (hotter?) areas. Like a pie graph divided into fourths, with the center of each "slice" being whiter. It moved fairly quickly to the east/northeast and was then lost to my view behind the 2 1/2 story roof of the house to the rear. The object looked to be about the size of the ISS through binoculars--I have no way to judge how large or small that actually is or how high it was.