|Occurred : 7/27/2000 22:05 (Entered as : 07/27/00 22:05)
Reported: 7/27/2000 22:49
Location: Redmond, WA
|Brilliant object -5 magnitude or brighter traveling WNW and disappearing with unusual rapidity.
Brilliant white object traveling WNW at about 45 degrees above the horizon traveling in a WNW direction (300 degrees). Object was crystaline white and did not streak as much as simply vanish totally. Far brighter white than any meteors I've seen in the past; probably brighter than venus and did not seem to diminish in brightness before disappearing. There were scattered clouds in that area of the sky. Later the clouds parted and I estimate the location as just a little south of the tail of the big dipper. It did not travel more than 5 degrees before vanishing. Had in been a meteor, given the brillance (like a welders torch). Had it been a meteor, I would have expected it to continue on and reappear outside the area of scattered clouds and travelled several tens of degrees.