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Occurred : 12/3/2001 08:00 (Entered as : 12/03/01 8:00 AM)
Reported: 12/3/2001 6:55:13 AM 06:55
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Tempe, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:40 min
Star-like light visible with the sun risen

This may be pretty weak, but as the sun started rising this morning I saw what looked like a bright star, about 2 degrees below the moon. What was unusual, was that the sun was rising, and there were no other stars out. I was driving to work a distance of 20 miles, and throughout that drive the star was still visible. Even now, with the sun entirely risen and sun beating down on the ground, the dot, though very faint is still visible. The position of the dot stayed constant relative to the moon which leads me to believe it was very far away. It is possibly a satelite in synchronous orbit or a planet?... but I've never noticed such a thing before, and certainly not with the sky so bright. It did not make any movement while I was watching it.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witness may have been looking at a celestial body. PD))