So, first of all I just want to let you know that I know what a common satellite looks like, which is why this thing piqued my attention, but I've
never seen more "rare" things like the ISS, so I don't know.
Anyway. This just happened at about 20:45pm local time. I live in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and we're having a beautiful starry night in
here. I was out in the backyard with my dog, just sitting down and looking at the stars. I was looking in the general direction of the Pleiades, when
a small yellow blink caught my attention. I looked at it but it was already gone, so I just kept looking at the place where it happened and after some
two seconds, another yellow light blinked slightly to the side (to the east) and stronger, as if it was moving. This time, it took a little longer,
and after about three or four seconds, the yellow light blinked even more strongly and farther to the east.
By then, I was already wondering what this could be, as it clearly wasn't a normal satellite, and it wasn't an airplane (or at least not a common
one) either, since it only blinked in one color, in random different intensities, and in no apparent pattern.
Basically, this thing kept heading east and blinking randomly (In intensity and in time), so I decided to run inside and grab a camera, even though I
knew I wouldn't be able to capture anything like that. Just in case, you know.
When I came back, it was already about halfway through the sky (I first noticed it when it showed up west) and close to where it was there was an
airplane, this time a normal one passing by, so I could make sure that thing wasn't a normal one.
After a while, this thing just disappeared in the horizon to the east and left me wondering as to what it might have been, so I decided to post here
and see if someone could tell what it was.
It's probably something common, but who knows? So help me ATS