|Occurred : 11/8/2011 16:40 (Entered as : 11/08/11 16:40)
Reported: 11/8/2011 5:48:10 PM 17:48
Location: Bellevue, WA
|Moon disappears for 4 minutes at 4:40 p.m. on 11/8/11
Just before event, I was on my back porch with binoculars viewing the full moon hanging low in the Eastern sky. I turned to the west to view the sunset for a minute and when I turned back around the moon was gone. The sky was clear - save for a few wispy clouds. I was equally astonished to notice that the time was 4:40, and the date was 11-8-11, also significant as these are Cardinal numbers. And it wasn't until 4:44 that I was able to identify the moon again. The only explanation I can think of is that the "asteroid" blocked the moon from view. Four years ago on 4/15 at 10:10 I filmed a waxing crescent moon which became partially obscured by a cigar shaped shadow (vertical) which began its trajectory in the center and moved up at an angle, exiting the tip of the north side of the waxing crescent. George Noory reported that a small asteroid was a "near miss." Shortly thereafter NASA reported they were no longer allowing astronomers and universities to view incoming photographs from their satellite images simultaneously upon arrival. I hope this information has been useful.