|Occurred : 7/21/2018 04:22 (Entered as : 7/21/2018 04:22)
Reported: 7/21/2018 3:58:49 AM 03:58
Location: Soda Springs, ID
|Light - Soda Springs, ID wobbles and disappears/reappears - varying speeds, at differing trajectories.
At 0422, I stepped out for a cigarette break at work. I am a sidereal astrologer and frequently observe the night sky to familiarize myself with constellations.
Upon looking up from my phone, I see a bright, I mean bright, light that could be no less than 55 degrees in altitude. I appeared to be the brightest satellite I had ever witnessed. Intrigued, I continued to watch. Crouching a using a tree as a point of reference, I noticed it wobbling from side-to-side. Furthermore, its speed was constantly changing: speeding, and the slowing (to nearly a halt). It then proceeded to deviate from its original apparent orbital path, heading more South, rather than East (as originally). It began fading and varying in its luminosity. In a clear sky. Now, extremely attentive, I watched as it totally faded from the sky. Only to reappear to the far south, in a span of seconds - much too short for that of a satellite to travel within - Not to mention it was heading a completely different path by this point.
Satellites do not deviate from a fixed orbital path so quickly or noticeably. Satellites do not wobble. Conventional aircraft do not have a fixed, steady lighted vehicle that seems to fall side-to-side like a feather.