|Occurred : 10/18/2006 21:48 (Entered as : 10/18/06 21:48)
Reported: 10/18/2006 10:21:55 PM 22:21
Location: Simi Valley, CA
|Satalite does a 180 deg in night sky.
I saw some thing very interesting tonight.
At aprox 9:48 pm, give or take a few minutes, on 10-18-06, I saw what I thought was a very faint satellite. There was no moon in the sky and the sky was fairly black.
I just happened to look almost straight up, just a little to the west I think, and a very small satellite caught my eye. This object was traveling at approximately the same speed as one would expect from a satellite.
After traveling approximately 4-6 arc degrees in a straight line, the object turned 180 degrees in about a 3-4 arc distance. It did not appear to slow down. Shortly there after I lost sight of it because it was so dim.
I am basing the size of the moon as 1 arc. Sorry if this is wrong.