Location of Sighting: Roseburg, Oregon
Date of Sighting: April 16, 2020
Time of Sighting: 9 PM PDT
Description: I went out for a cigarette with my roommates approximately 9 PM PDT. We started seeing a procession of white, star-like objects moving from South to slightly East. They were bright enough to see from our street that has several street lamps. For the most part the movement was similar to a satellite. There were about 30 of them and they traveled by us until approximately 9:20 PM. I am pretty certain these are Starlink satellites for the most part because I looked up visible times for the location we are at, and the tracker indicated we would have been able to see them at 8:50 PM PDT (but only for 5 minutes based on the tracker). The odd thing was the outliers. We turned 180 degrees from where we could see the main procession of objects, and there were five or six similar objects moving from the opposite direction in a much more erratic way (i.e. not in an obvious line). One in particular was moving West to East with similar speed to the main group of objects, but then suddenly stopped and took a sharp trajectory change, sped up about 10 times and darted into the direction the other objects were headed. About that time we didn’t see anymore of the objects. The entire sighting lasted for about 15 to 20 minutes. I am most curious about the outlier that suddenly switched trajectory and sped up.
The satellite tracker online says we should be able to see the Starlink satellites again tonight at about 9:25 PM for approximately 6 minutes. We will view the sky tonight again to see if we have a similar experience.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.