Reported: 2005-10-17 17:54 Pacific
Duration: 15 minutes
No of observers: 2
Location: North Zulch, TX, USA
Characteristics: Lights on object, Changed Colo
I was outside last night packing our truck at our ranch in Texas to come back home to Louisiana and noticed a very bright, large star-shaped light in the southwestern sky. It was moving in that direction as well. It appeared to change shapes when you looked at it. Sometimes it was a bright light with a little splash of red in the center and other times it appeared to make a star-burst pattern.
I called my husband outside to look and he watched for a couple of minutes and went back inside. The object was just above the tree line (very large oaks in our region) and moved extremely slow. I must have watched it for at least 15 minutes.
I am not sure what I saw (it could have been the space station), but, it was very interesting to watch as well as "spooky". Whatever it was, was very large in size...located approximately 3-4 miles away from where our ranch is located. I don't ever remember seeing such a bright star in that direction at the ranch. The ranch is located in a remote area with no lights to interfere with the sky. The moon was very bright as well last night.
I am a ((deleted)) designer with a B.S. degree and my husband has his Ph.D. from ((school in the southwest)).
Probable sighting of Mars. PD
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