|Occurred : 1/6/2016 06:00 (Entered as : 01/06/2016 06:00)
Reported: 1/7/2016 7:55:20 AM 07:55
Location: Hubertus, WI
|On my deck pre-dawn (dark) 6am 1/6/2016 observed planet-sized bright light quickly moving overhead and out of line of sight (house)
At 6:00am Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016, I observed what I thought to be a planet (perhaps Venus) it was very large and very bright in the pre-dawn (dark) sky.
After gazing at it for a moment or two (it was stationary), it began to move quickly in a north-easterly direction; I stood on my deck and watched as it move directly overhead and then out of my line of sight (over my rooftop) It very large, the size of a planet. I thought I'd seen the ISS perhaps catching the pre-dawn sun to the east. I've since checked the location of the ISS on that date and time in the ISS visibility chart for my area - it was not listed as visible for my area at that time.
It was not a regular communication satellite (even one visible with Iridium flare as I have seen this often) as this was 100 times larger; again, it appeared to be planet-sized to my observation.
I am a 55-year old woman with a BS degree and a three-year graduate degree. I am employed full-time and of sound mind. I frequently look to the skies as many people do and I am not known for over-reacting or making any odd claims. This is the first report I have ever completed, though not my first strange experience when observing the sky.