|Occurred : 2/18/2010 21:30 (Entered as : 02/18/10 21:30)
Reported: 3/29/2010 5:56:24 PM 17:56
Location: San Diego, CA
|light moving slowly changes speed and direction radically
I am a 30 year old male with above average sight. I have held a steady job for the last 5 years. I am a veteran and believe in numbers and facts only.
On this night, I went outside for a cigarette like I normally do. Occasionally I will pull out my phone and use my google sky map application to observe the night sky. I looked up to the stars while the app was loading and noticed a star slowly moving south. Keep in mind a couple things, i live about 10 mins. from the U.S./Mexico border, and the flight paths run east/west over my home. As I was looking at the light I was wondering what plane could get to that altitude. I was trying to distinguish the navigation lights, but didn't see any. The light then made a sharp 90 degree turn towards the east, sped up by an astonishing amount before disappearing. The whole thing lasted about 3 mins. One thing of great importance, when the light turned, it traveled between half and 3/4 of the dista ce it had already traveled in about a second before it faded and disappeared. It was a clear sky where i was with no clouds. It disappeared into nothing.