I went out to my front porch last night, Sept. 27, 2011, about 10:30pm. I was admiring the stars when I noticed one very bright in the northwestern sky. The more I looked at it I realized it was ‘twinkling’ but with all colors of the rainbow.
I got my camera and took over 40 pictures of it. I could see it clearly when my camera would focus, but most of the pics came out like a colored scribble. It was so far away and I didn’t have a tripod. I tried to take video, but my camera wouldn’t focus on it. I watched and took pics for about 15 min then it got lighter and smaller and was gone. Once I thought it was going to disappear, but then got brighter again and stayed a bit longer.
Tonight, Sept. 28, 2011, I tried again to see it. At about 9:30pm it was there again. Further south and about the same height in the sky. I made a make-shift tripod and got much better pics! I tried again to take some video. Not sure that turned out, but the pics are awesome! I went back out to see if it was still there at about 10:30, but it was completely gone.