Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bright Orange Object Over Enniscorthy Co. Wexford Ireland

Date: January 19, 2011
Time: Approx: 5:50 p.m.

Good evening, I would like to pass on some information regarding a possible sighting I witnessed in company with my father at approximately 17.50 hrs today over the town of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland. Visibility was excellent due to frosty conditions and full moon, with no cloud cover.

We noticed a bright orange object which we initially thought was a star, until it began to slowly move in a westerly direction towards the Blackstairs Mountains. The object appeared to be at a greater height than commercial airline traffic of which there was a considerable amount at that time in the evening, but did not have the usual lights visible on aircraft.

It appeared to be moving too slowly to be the International Space Station and I have never noticed a light of that colour while the space station was passing overhead. From my vantage point the object appeared to be following a slightly curved path, could this be because of the height it appeared to be travelling at?

We watched the object for approximately 3 minutes when it's trajectory appeared to change and it moved slowly upwards until it faded from view. I would be interested to know your views on what we may have seen this evening and if it can be explained rationally. Regards.

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