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Occurred : 2/28/1998 19:15 (Entered as : 02/28/98 19:15)
Reported: 3/2/1998 09:17
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: North Highlands, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:10-15 seconds
2 PEOPLE WITNESS A BRIGHT OBJECT SLOWLY MOVING TO THE NORTH AND FADING AWAY

AT ABOUT 19:15 ON 28FEB98 I AND MY FIENCE WERE OUT ON THE FROM PORCH OF OUR HOME HAVING A SMOKE. I AM AN AMATURE ASTRONOMER, SO I'M ALWAYS LOOKING AT THE STARS WHEN WE GO OUT, AND AS IT HAD BEEN RAINY FOR 2 MONTHS PRIOR, THIS WAS ONE OF MY FIRST CHANCES TO SEE THE STARS FOR A WHILE. OUR PORCH FACES NORTH AND I WAS LOOKING AT THE AREA OF THE BIG DIPPER WHEN I NOTICED A BRIGHT, SLOW-MOVING LIGHT. I BROUGHT IT TO THE ATTENTION OF MY FIENCE SINCE IT WAS SO BRIGHT. WE THEN WATCHED IT MOVE IN A STRAIGHT LINE NORTH 1 DEGREE EAST OF THE NORTH STAR AND FADE OUT OF VIEW IN ABOUT 10 SECONDS AND AFTER TRAVELLING ONLY ABOUT 2 DEGREES ACROSS THE SKY.