August 15, 2008 8:01 PM Subscribe
AstronomyFilter: What was that crazy thing I saw in the sky?
posted by bmalicoat to science & nature (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I was camping with some friends in Wilderness State Park very near the Mackinaw Bridge in Michigan. On a very clear night we were all looking up at the stars watching for shooting stars and such. At one point my friend saw something moving incredibly, almost imperceptibly, slow. We followed it for quite some time and could easily tell it was moving based on a few reference stars that it was getting closer to or farther from. Eventually it seemed to stop moving and then slowly move in a different direction. It didn't move back the way it came from instead it sort of moved down with respect to the way we were looking, when before it was moving diagonally up and to the right. All this movement/stopping/movement again happened in the span of less than 10 minutes. What could it have been?