|Occurred : 9/30/2004 22:10 (Entered as : 09/30/104 22:10)
Reported: 10/14/2004 10:21:55 PM 22:21
Location: Seattle, WA
|small star sized light moving at high rate of speed, NOT a meteor! Too fast for satellite
At about 10:10 on Thursday night, Sept. 30th I went out on my deck and looked up in a westerly direction, and just at that moment I saw a star sized light, not unlike a satellite moving from east to west through the Lyra constellation at a high rate of speed. It also slowed down at one point and then sped back up until no longer visible. This whole incident lasted about 3 seconds. This was NOT a meteor (or falling star),it actually appeared to be ascending. I also felt that it was much to fast to be a satellite, unless we now have a new generation of high speed satellites that I'm unaware of. Also, most satellites I see are moving in a general north-south or south to northerly direction, from my viewpoint and this was as I stated, east to west. Since it was over so fast, I actually shook my head and found myself saying. "did I actually just see that"?? It seemed odd but I guess it could've been a satelite?
((NUFORC Note: Satellites do not move with the angular velocity across the sky that the witness seems to suggest with his description. Most satellites are usually visible to observers for more than 2-3 seconds. PD))