NUFORC Sighting 180548

Occurred: 2024-02-20 14:05 Local
Reported: 2024-02-23 10:05 Pacific
Duration: 3 to 4 seconds
No of observers: 1 - Military

Location: Mount Vernon, MO, USA
Location details: Back porch

Shape: Sphere
Color: White
Estimated Size: Small, maybe 50 feet across
Viewed From: Land
Direction from Viewer: East
Angle of Elevation: 70
Closest Distance: 1 mile
Estimated Speed: Thousands of miles per hour

Very fast moving white orb

Happened today in central U.S. I was facing East at 2:05pm Central time.

Bright white round object moved across my field of view in just 3 or 4 seconds. Traveled from South to North (which seems to be a rare orbit from my brief research). It didn't seem to be perfectly round, either had a chunk missing or something sticking out. It's hard to recall exactly, but I remember it wasn't perfectly round. No trail or disruption to atmosphere.

I see commercial aircraft occasionally from my location and I would estimate that this object was traveling 10-20 times the speed of a plane.

Viewed through 12x high quality binoculars. I was bird watching and after the bird I was looking at flew off, I focused on some clouds just above the horizon and scanned the sky randomly. The object appeared in my view and despite its incredible speed I was able to track it until the roof of my house obstructed my view.

I only observed it moving in a straight line.

I don't think I've ever seen a satellite in the daytime, and some research shows that the S - N trajectory is also rare.

Posted 2024-03-13

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