NUFORC Sighting 130404

Occurred: 2016-09-30 20:00 Local
Reported: 2016-10-02 17:57 Pacific
Duration: 45 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Pittsfield, ME, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Changed Colo

Bright Light drifting across sky turns reddish and disappears in heavens

I was taking a walk in town and it was a clear night about 8 p.m. I noticed a bright white light in the sky, appeared to be quite far away, straight above, but a bit brighter than a star. It was moving about the speed of an airplane, but no flashing lights on it. About 45 seconds watching it, it turn red and slowly disappearing in the heavens and was gone from view as it was still above me. I am thinking it may have been a satellite, but have not seen a plane disappear like that. The red glow at the end may be reflection from the sun? Anyways, I am reporting it as it was unusual and unidentified. If it was a satellite it was a bit closer than usual. I have seen satellites before that appear a further distance in the heavens. This event appeared closer and the red glow at the end was interesting before it disappeared.

Posted 2016-10-11

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