|Occurred : 8/6/2017 19:05 (Entered as : 08/06/17 19:05)
Reported: 8/6/2017 3:47:15 PM 15:47
Location: Curitiba (Brazil),
|Moving white light stopped in night sky.
Tonight, the sky was pretty clear, there were no clouds, and about 20 stars were visible from my perspective (I was looking through the balcony of my building).
I spotted what appeared to be a moving star, initially directly over me. I like to watch stars and my region is usually cloudy, so I was trying to take in the view best as I could, thus why I was looking directly over me.
The dot in the sky wasn’t moving in a perfectly straight line, but it was straight enough. It moved towards the horizon in front of me. I tried to show it to another person, but she couldn’t quite spot it (she wasn’t with her glasses). I watched it move for a bit, until a saw a shooting star.
I turned around to notify the people in the living room, and when I turned back, I couldn’t spot it back, but I can assure that it wouldn’t have reached the horizon, assuming it was maintaining a steady speed.
Now, about the light: It was warm white and steady, moving slightly faster than I imagine an airplane would. It didn’t seem to blink in any other colors, such as the wings in an airplane tend to do. Bear in mind that the sky was clear enough for me to observe the Doppler effect in the other stars.
Furthermore, I’ve never seen an airplane fly that high in my neighborhood. There are two airports in the city. The first has very few flights coming off, and is mostly used for small, military training crafts during the day. The second airport has recorded flights in the time of the sighting (around 9 p.m.) but usually, planes are lower than the dot was.
When conversing to the aforementioned person, she said she had witnessed similar sightings in the city.
((NUFORC Note: International Space Station was not visible from Curitiba, on the date indicated by the witness. PD))