|Occurred : 7/4/2015 21:30 (Entered as : 07/04/15 21:30)
Reported: 7/15/2015 3:12:36 AM 03:12
Location: Seattle, WA
|Off white point of light viewed from Seattle is seen altering course 3 times before vanishing
While sitting outside with a group of friends, I noticed an off-white (to orange) point of light. I was facing west, the point of ligh was at a 10 o'clock position and heading in a southerly direction. Instinct indicated an altitude of a commercial jet at cruising altitude, but it might well have been beyond the atmosphere. What caught my attention was the lack of strobes.
We live just east of Boeing Field with it traffic as well as inbound/outbound flights from SeaTac are also clearly visible from our home. I was beginning to think I was viewing a satellite, but it didn't have the look of something high enough to be in orbit, then it changed course. It was at this point I pointed it out to others around me.
The object altered its course gently to a an easterly heading where it held that heading for maybe 5 seconds before gently altering to a southerly course which was held for 5 seconds. It then gently altered it course again to due west for about 5 seconds, before vanishing.
The area of sky covered would have been roughly the area of 2 fists held at arm's length, and the speed was roughly what satellites travel. It was a constant smooth motion.