posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 11:28 AM
Flickering would suggest that it was a meteor. IME meteors are more likely to show changes in brightness at the end of their track, rather than their
start. I've never seen any flicker from an orbiting satellite.
Any color would point towards meteor, but obviously, pure white could be either.
We could probably nail this (although I think we already have our culprit) if we knew how high in the Eastern sky the object appeared. Since the sun
would be below the horizon in the West, a satellite could only be illuminated above a certain angle/altitude in the sky. Too far to the East and/or
too low, and the object would be in Earth's shadow, thus ruling out reflective objects such as satellites.
[edit on 19-10-2008 by C.H.U.D.]