Saturday, December 31, 2011

Slow Moving Green Object With Red Tail Over Phoenix Arizona

Date:  December 31, 2011
Time:  8:15 p.m.
I was out walking the dog. And I was walking east in an open part of the back parking lot. And My girlfriend and I had observed the slow moving green light moving south to north in the eastern sky. It had a long red tail. It seemed like it lasted a very long time.
I had never seen something move that slow or burn green. And about less that 5 minutes later as I was walking back west back to my apt. We seen a single glowing, red,  light hanging in the western sky. Didn’t move. But just stayed in one place.
My thoughts on the green light would be space junk or satellite, that is the direction most satellites travel, and there are a lot of decommissioned satellites and space junk floating around our planet with decaying orbits. And and the red light could be road flare on a helium balloon or some other type of balloon.
It is New Years eve and some people do like to launch things into the sky. But who knows! My mind is open for other suggestions.
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Anonymous said...

I saw the red light too. At first it didn't seem to be moving but, after a couple minuets it appeared to be slowly moving west. With binoculars I could see that the light was steady in intensity. If it was a balloon it's flight path and speed should of varied. It's path was level and of a consistent speed. I saw it from north central Phoenix.

TumbleweedTech said...

Saturday 12-31-2011 from about 8:30pm to 9:00pm, I watched a bright red light appear to the north of phoenix that was moving south. It was almost following the same flight pattern I typically see of aircraft arriving in Phoenix but what caught my attention was that there were no blinking lights or the normal white landing lights that I commonly see on aircraft on this approach. It looked like a single bright red light. I retrieved my field binoculars and observed it until it was almost directly overhead when it made a direct turn to the west. I could not make out a shape even with my binoculars but what was also unusual is that as it moved west it seemed to gain altitude rapidly as it got dimmer until it vanished in the western sky. I live close to Cave Creek Road and Cactus Road for a point of reference.
Has anyone else seen or reported this event? I have checked the local news but have not found any articles as of yet.
Very curious,
Doug – Phoenix, AZ