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Occurred : 2/27/2004 05:30 (Entered as : 02/27/1904 5:30)
Reported: 2/27/2004 7:45:54 AM 07:45
Posted: 3/2/2004
Location: Keaau, HI
Shape: Light
Duration:several minutes
Looked like a distant moving star, kept going.

I had gotten up, had my coffee and came outside. It was dark, warm and breezy and a starfilled sky. I pulled out a chair and sat down to just enjoy the beauty of the early morning. As I gazed up at the stars, I noticed one was moving and it just kept going, sort of west to east I'd say. It was like a medium size star, but it just kept moving and I had to get up and go to other side of house to follow it. Was it a satellite? There was no sound, and it seemed to be very high up in the atmosphere. Although it seemed to slow down a times, I can't really really say for sure. The path seemed to be fairly straight. Then I lost sight of it in the east.

((FOLLOW-UP REPORT FROM VIGILANT READER))

The following satellite is the only one that is visible at +-30 min from 5:30 am which is going anywhere near West to East.

Start Max Altitude End
Name Mag Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az.

Palapa 6 Rocket 3.3 05:40:00 30° W 05:41:42 74° N 05:45:36 10° ENE

http://home.earthlink.net/%7Ezeus001002/keaau1.jpg

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((NUFORC Note: Hence, possible satellite. We express our gratitude to the individual who provided the added information, and who wishes to remain anonymous. PD))