Occurred: 2000-02-03 20:00:00 Local
Location: Temple City, CA, USA
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 5-8seconds
Reported: 2000-02-05 00:00:00 Pacific
Posted: 2000-02-16 00:00:00
Characteristics: Lights on object

observing sky, northward, slight overcast,usual to observe satelites. noticed a light as a lense, brightening in intensity, like a spotlight, then reducing to off after short time. fading to continue as a satelite.

as commonly observed, satelites pass overhead. on this ocasion, at an apparent altitude for satelites, a bright, intensifying light lense appeared. Increasing in intensity quite bright. not a white light, but more conventional in coloration. after 5 to 8 seconds, the brightness reduced to that typical for a passing satelite moving due north in the sky. Commonly, satelites are observed, reflecting the sun in the evening sky. this was uniquely uncommon.


The report is not inconsistent with the characteristic "flash" that can result from an Iridium satellite.

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