|Occurred : 2/22/2011 22:00 (Entered as : 02/22/2011 22:00)
Reported: 2/22/2011 7:32:44 PM 19:32
Location: Dunnellon, FL
|Regular night sky observer with no previous sightings until now.
Direction of travel from NNW to SSE. straight trajectory orange light similar in nature to the spectrum exhibited by sodium halide or sodium lamp. Approx. elevation 10-12000 feet. No other marking lights characteristic of aircraft,forward, aft, port or starboard. No discernable sound after passage. No deviation from flight path. Much too low for satellite, yet not high enough for normal high altitude commercial flights. Conditions: pristine. No fog, no clouds, no moon. Excellent maximum visibility. Timeline: approximately 2 min. Visible to naked eye, yet viewed with both 10x50 Nikon niteowl binoculars and fixed celestron binoculars. No disceernable definite shape to craft.no contrails at viewed altitude.