|Occurred : 7/9/2007 21:30 (Entered as : 07/09/07 21:30)
Reported: 7/11/2007 10:41:07 AM 10:41
Location: Marble Falls, AR
|large bright white light observed over Marble Falls, AR
Hearing our dog barking at approximately 2130 I went outside to observe what she was so upset about. Looking in the direction she was appearently barking at I immediately noticed a very large, very bright object roughly 10 degrees ubove the horizion. It was very large, not a planet, and deifinetley not a star. After some few min. of observation I asked my wife and seven year old son to come out and look at it. All agreeded that it was not a normal object. It was moving in a west by nortwest direction. In the time I observed the object had moved approximately 3-4 degrees in a space of just a few min, and was soon behind the treeline. I attempted to set up my 6 in parabolic telescope to get a better look at it but could not do so in time. I am certian that this was not a planetary nor star object because it moved at a greater speed than the star field behind it. There was no noise, nor any other physical phenomina associated with this incident. Thinking it couldn have been the International Space Station I check its orbital path on the NASA web page and discovered that the ISS orbit passes over northern to central to southeast Canada and New England in the US. It could not have been the ISS. I will observe the night sky tonight with my telescope set up to see if it reappears.
((NUFORC Note: Sighting of a planet?? PD))