|Occurred : 10/22/2016 23:38 (Entered as : 10/22/16 23:38)
Reported: 10/24/2016 2:36:36 PM 14:36
Location: Philadelphia, PA
|Using my binoculars I witnessed a cigar shaped, rusty orange colored object fly from my south to east .
Looking out my window while star gazing I witnessed a slow moving object travel from my south to my east at an altitude of aprroximately 65 degrees. At first I thought the object was an aircraft. Upon further inspection with my 10 x's binoculars there were no navigation lights however the craft was somehow illuminated. Its color appeared a rusty orange. Through the binocs the size of the UFO would be compared to a jet airliner. I could not make out any exact details of the flying object except it was cigar shaped with what appeared to be solar panels or wings of some kind located around the middle of the its body.
The evening was clear, the moon was not up yet and in or near it's last quarter phase. Conditions were favorable for star gazing.
My dilemma, since there were no lights on the aircraft, why or how was it illuminated? Looking through my binoculars (10 x's)the craft I saw was about the same size as a jet airliner. The UFO gave no emission or contrail. It had to be in at least a low orbit around our planet. That far away, looking through my binoculars it appeared to be the same size as a jet airliner. The object had to be gigantic for it to appear the size as a jet airliner. How else could the object be illuminated if not from the moon's reflection. I've seen, on many occasions, the ISS and never have been able to see any detail of that craft the way I did this object. So, here I am making a UFO report.