Bright object seen over ocean above Robben Island

Date: 30/12/2016
Time: 09:30 pm
Place: From Bloubergstrand over the ocean
Submitted by: Christine


White light, oval sideways, spotted in the west sky. It was at least 10x brighter than the stars above it. I called my son who recorded it and also took pictures, but the camera quality of my phone is poor. We got in the car to drive to the beach to get a better view. As I was driving, it dropped rapidly in about 5 seconds and then stabilised in the sky. It’s light was lighting the clouds/mist around it too. It faded in brightness (may be cloud cover) but then brightened again about 15 minutes later. Except for that drop, it doesn’t move at all. Very visible.

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