|Occurred : 6/8/2018 22:12 (Entered as : 06082018 22:12)
Reported: 6/9/2018 1:49:18 PM 13:49
Location: Lafayette, LA
|First the space station, then another distinct light crossed it, hesitated and zigzagged opposite it until disappearing.
We were watching the International Space Station cross the sky on its designated trajectory at the time reported by our local TV station weatherman. As it disappeared into the NE sky, another smaller lighted object appearing to be higher and farther up from the station, intersected the path, coming from the SE, hesitated, then zigzagged at irregular speed then suddenly sped up and disappeared upwards and towards the NW.
The object was too distant and not as bright as the space station, but we definitely saw it as we stood looking upward. We routinely watch for the station to pass over when the night is clear and the weatherman announces to look for it. It was too far to make out any shape. No photos, no video, it happened so fast; we were shocked, in disbelief, and because it was so far away, I don't think getting an image w/ our phones would have been possible.
Just wondering if anyone else saw it. Looked like a distant shooting star but it was weaving back an forth on purpose, traveling opposite the normal orbit of the space station.