|Occurred : 3/11/2004 05:00 (Entered as : 03/11/2004 5:00)
Reported: 3/11/2004 6:55:37 AM 06:55
Location: Spokane Valley, WA
|A bright, white object near the North Star completely faded rapidly in clear skies.
A white dot near the North Star as bright as, perhaps brighter than, Jupiter. (Jupiter had set about 6 hours earlier and it was impossible for any planet to have been in this part of the sky anyway.) It did not twinkle. Almost immediately after I had first set eyes on it, it began to fade rapidly and steadily until it vanished. At first I thought that a cloud had passed in front of it but then I noticed that the sky all around was completely clear. To be sure that it hadn't been covered by a small, isolated cloud, I continued to watch. It did not reappear even after a minute or so.