|Occurred : 10/23/2007 05:20 (Entered as : 10/23/07 5:20)
Reported: 10/23/2007 4:48:07 AM 04:48
Location: Orlando, FL
|Strange light and illumination pattern in early morning S and SSE sky
I was walking our Beagle and watching the early morning sky, as usual.
As I looked due South, at about 35 degrees above the horizon, I noticed a very odd light.
It didn't "twinkle"...it didn't "pulse"...it didn't "flash"...it wasn't a "strobe".
It was more of an irregular "flicker", much like a fluorescent bulb when it is getting ready to burn out.
It was not regular in shape, but seemed to be extending out from a slightly brighter center point in a somewhat irregular form or pattern. Each illuminating flicker had a bit of a difference to the shape. And the color was odd, not a single shade but a blend of shades.
The size was larger than a medium-sized star, but that included the emitted light form.
It never went completely dark until the last quivery flicker.
About 2 or 3 seconds later it was in the SSE sky, at just slightly above the original degree point...seemed to be same size and description.
(Locations would have gone like this...Original sighting was as if I extended my arm straight out in front of me...Second appearance was as if I extended my arm mid-way between straight in front and straight to the side...hope this makes sense.) It did its behavior for about another 10 seconds or so and was gone...nothing more.
I scanned the sky for the next 20 minutes while we walked, and it never appeared again.
Since I watch the sky on a regular basis, I have seen many different lights, and illumination patterns.
I have never seen one like this.
Just a quick mention...there is a Space Shuttle launch later this morning.