|Occurred : 2/27/2004 05:30 (Entered as : 02/27/1904 5:30)
Reported: 2/27/2004 7:45:54 AM 07:45
Location: Keaau, HI
|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 30Â° W 05:41:42 74Â° N 05:45:36 10Â° ENE
((NUFORC Note: Hence, possible satellite. We express our gratitude to the individual who provided the added information, and who wishes to remain anonymous. PD))