so i was gazing out of my balcony randomly and all of a sudden this red light moves across above, initial thought was that it was a star but it didn't blink, second thoughts was maybe a planet but it was moving fast so i thought maybe an airplane but airplane lights blink too, then i thought maybe i was hallucinating a bit, then when i looked at it again it started to decrease in size and turn dark red and then disappeared, all of this happened in seconds, fancy how our brains process so fast but yeah help me out with what i just saw please? or else this could be my ufo sighting my friends will be hearing about soon :)

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    $\begingroup$ A point of light becoming redder and fading sounds a bit like a bright satellite or the ISS passing over to the night side. If you go to the Heavens-Above website and enter your location and the time & date this happened, it will show a list of bright satellite passes. (Just a suggestion, as it could be other things like a meteorite, etc.) $\endgroup$ – Andy Oct 21 '16 at 14:14
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    $\begingroup$ ISS passing over can be quite startling. $\endgroup$ – Wayfaring Stranger Oct 21 '16 at 14:50

If it was about an hour before you posted the question, somewhere near India, then yes it was the International Space Station.


Since that website rolls with time, here is the data cut/pasted from today:

Fri, Oct. 21, 2016 Begin Maximum End 
Time (IST): 6:42:54 PM 6:46:02 PM 6:49:09 PM 
Direction: NW SW SSE 
Altitude: 10° 49° 10° 
Brightness: -2.7 mag  

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