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Occurred : 8/22/1998 20:00 (Entered as : 08/22/98 20:00)
Reported: 10/6/1998 01:46
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Telluride, CO
Shape: Light
Duration:3 seconds
Similar to report from Longmont CO on 9/7/98.Very fast moving light

While camping in the Lizard Head Wilderness Area near Telluride CO I saw a light move across 2/3 of the sky in approx. 2 seconds. I've watched satellites and meteor showers. This moved MUCH faster. It was a constant white light with a brightness greater than any star or planet. It moved from the WSW horizon to the NE horizon in a straight line(arc). Like the gentleman in Longmont, I thought I was imagining it. I couldn't believe its speed, and replayed it in my mind several times to get a grasp on the speed at which it must have moved.I still think it's possible it might have been a low orit satellite since sunset was only a couple of hours before the event. I took a photograph of star trails that night in a 2 hour exposure. Unfortunately the shutter was not open during this event.