Strange light travelling across the sky in Pietermaritzberg

Date: 16/04/2017
Time: 07:10 pm
Place: Pietermaritzberg
Submitted by: Wayde


I was watching what I thought might be a satellite moving across the sky when it suddenly grew to around 10x it’s size and became very bright. It then became really dim but kept moving at the same speed and in the same direction until it was just about out if sight. This is when it took a right turn and disappeared behind some trees where I couldn’t see it anymore.

3 thoughts on “Strange light travelling across the sky in Pietermaritzberg

  1. Interesting case. I live in Pietermaritzburg and am interested in investigating this.

    Please let me know if you’d like to get in touch.

  2. No further contact with the reporter.

    The object sighted was likely a satellite or large star. Weather conditions in Pietermaritzburg of the day the object was seen were perfect for autokinesis.


    • Hi

      Sorry for not replying, I never got a notification that there were comments on my post.

      The object I saw was definitely moving and had travelled quite a distance before becoming very large and then got smaller as it moved away. It turned close to 90 deg to my right before I lost sight of it behind some trees.

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