|Occurred : 7/8/2005 23:59 (Entered as : 07/08/1905 23:59)
Reported: 7/9/2005 7:55:46 AM 07:55
Location: Toronto (Canada), ON
|Starlike, could have been satellite but doesn't match Heaven's Above info.
I was outside taking a look at what few stars were visible from downtown Toronto on a clearer night than most. I first spotted a slow-moving starlike object to the south west just before midnight at about 45 degrees up from the horizon moving towards me. I assumed it was a satellite although it was very bright (brighter than the dozen or so stars I could see) and was slower moving than most satellites I've seen. When directly overhead the light disappeared, as one would expect a satellite to do when moving into the earth's shadow. With my head bent back as far as it could go I had to wheel round to look for the object as it continued on its north-easterly heading. After a couple of seconds I saw a very dim light moving where I expected it to be and after a few more seconds the light disappeared again as it continued to head north-east in a straight line. When I checked the Heaven's Above website, the info given for the ISS, or any other object, satellite or booster for that matter, didn't match the criteria. The ISS was due over at that time but the course was different and it would have appeared at its highest point low in the sky, not directly overhead. Nothing very exciting - entering this sighting just for the record and I won't be offended if you don't post it.