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posted on Jan, 24 2015 @ 09:10 PM
I looked out my window and saw what looked like a s.tar moving. I thought I was seeing things so I had my bride come in and look. It's moving and is not a plane.

She went and grabbed the phone and hit our sky watching app. We are looking East, from middle Illinois. When I point at the "star", there's nothing there and it says "warning, strange magnetic field".

Just above the "star", it shows Sextans(a star)
Jupiter is just to the left
Procyon is a little above and to the right.

No clue what we're seeing, but it's moving and not showing up on our skeye app.

Thanks in advance for any ideas

posted on Jan, 24 2015 @ 09:22 PM
a reply to: KawRider9

There can be many causes of what appear to be wandering stars.

The most common one that looks like a moving star is the reflected light from large satellites like the International Space Station.

I haven't looked it up but I'd guess that is what you are seeing.

Have a look at Live Real-Time Satellite Tracking and Prediction

posted on Jan, 24 2015 @ 09:25 PM
a reply to: KawRider9

The "strange magnetic field" just means that your phone's sensor details doesn't make sense to the app.

It always used to happen tome on my older Samsung Galaxy S.

posted on Jan, 24 2015 @ 09:29 PM
a reply to: chr0naut

Thank you for your quick and informative reply.

Off to check out your link.

posted on Jan, 24 2015 @ 09:31 PM
Satellite predictions for East Peoria, Illinois on January 24, 2015

Depending on the time and direction it was moving you should be able to find it there.

posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:29 AM
a reply to: KawRider9

Most definitely a satellite or the International Space Station.

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