|Occurred : 4/12/2018 20:35 (Entered as : 04/12/18 20:35)
Reported: 4/12/2018 10:39:31 PM 22:39
Location: Spokane Valley, WA
Duration:20 minutes +
|Brilliant white orb hovering in western sky over Spokane.
I witnessed my neighbor outside looking at the sky, he has never seen the stars as he is night blind. I stepped out onto our shared porch and he asks what that light in the sky was. I observed a bright white orb in the western sky, seeming to hover in place, my wife then stepped out to see what we were looking at. She observed the same object.
I attempted to Google the planets as I am not an astronomer. The object stayed in place while I did this. I knew it wasn't Venus and far too bright to be a satellite. Fifteen minutes later, convinced it must be a planet, I went back inside with my wife. 20 minutes later I stepped out to leave for the grocery store and it was just gone.
I viewed this object myself for about 15 minutes, my neighbor was viewing it 5 minutes before I stepped out on the porch. The light was brilliant white. It did not change intensity. No blinking, flashing, or any movement that I could discern. My wife said she felt like it was shifting positions ever so slightly, but I did not notice this. The sky was clear and stars were visible.
We have regular air traffic in the western sky from our vantage point and have lived here for 4 years. My wife and I have not seen this before.