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Occurred : 9/11/2004 22:00 (Entered as : 09/11/2004 22:00)
Reported: 9/13/2004 3:38:11 PM 15:38
Posted: 9/29/2004
Location: Riverdale, UT
Shape: Light
Duration:1-2 minutes
Slow moving, bright light, with no flashing lights.

I always try to do some sky-watching on weekends, and on this night, there was the usual air traffic in and outbound to the Salt Lake City airport. I did witness one satellite heading from north to south, but it was kind of faint, so I did'nt pay much attention to it. After about a half hour after that, I decided to call it a night, but, as I was about to head indoors, I looked up one more time, and caught site of a single light heading from the south to the north. This light was about 5x brighter than that of the satellite, and quite a bit nearer to me, I would say at about 25-30,000 ft. I know it was not an airliner, as there were no flashing or strobe lights seen. I witness a lot of aircraft in this area, as I live almost right under the local AFB and SLC Int'l flight paths. This was too low, and too slow to be a satellite

((NUFORC Note: We wonder whether the witness might have observed an overflight of the International Space Station. The following data is available at www.heavens-above.com. PD))

10 Sep -0.9 21:10:49 10 SW 21:13:46 63 SE 21:13:52 63 SE
11 Sep 0.6 20:06:28 10 S 20:08:52 22 SE 20:11:17 10 E
11 Sep 0.8 21:41:32 10 W 21:44:02 35 NW 21:44:02 35 NW
12 Sep -0.9 20:36:13 10 SW 20:39:13 89 ESE 20:42:02 11 NE