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Occurred : 1/23/2016 18:09 (Entered as : 01/23/2016 18:09)
Reported: 1/26/2016 10:50:28 AM 10:50
Posted: 1/29/2016
Location: Niles, MI
Shape: Other
Duration:~4 minutes
Just throwing this out there, at approx 6:09pm eastern time january 23rd, 2016, my wife and i were driving home from niles michigan to dowagiac michigan. I noticed that as the full moon inched above the treeline, the moon appeared very large. I made comment about wanting a telescope to view it. Minutes later I saw a black line crossing the face of the moon. The line covered approx 5% of the visable moon, refrencing the moon to a clock, the line began at 10 o'clock and move toward the 4 o'clock position. The "front" of the line was rounded. i pointed it to my wife. She stated that from the angle and its position it was not a powerline. We watched as we drove, the line completly crossed the moon's face and seconds afterward the "tail" appeared moving from 10 o'clock to the 4 o'clock position. The line remained straight the entire time and moved in uniform speed.

As the tail moved away from the moon's face it disappeared. My wife and i began rationalizing what we just saw trying to explain it away, but could not. A few minutes later, the line reappeared at the 1 o'clock position. The size had not changed and the angle it traveled across the moon face was the same. This time it decended from 1 o'clock to its original position between 10 and 4. It only covered the right half of the moon during this transit. When it reached its original position between 10 and 4, it exited via the 4 o'clock position.

Once we lost sight of the silhouette second time, it never returned.