|Occurred : 2/26/2006 23:00 (Entered as : 02/26/06 23:00)
Reported: 2/27/2006 9:50:42 AM 09:50
Location: San Diego, CA
|Bright orange object west of the Big Dipper visible for 3 minutes
At 11:00pm I looked up in a clear sky and saw a bright orange object to the west of the Big Dipper. If the object had been dimmer, it would have appeared the way Mars appears on a normal night. The object was clearly not Mars so I stopped to look at it. For 3 minutes I watched it drift to the west, and then slightly north. In all, it covered perhaps a 10 degree swath of the sky. During this time its brightness varied in intensity. Finally at about 11:03pm it faded out and was no longer visible. I waited an additional minute to see if I could spot it again but I could not.