NUFORC Sighting 32147

Occurred: 2003-10-01 00:20 Local
Reported: 2003-10-09 14:42 Pacific
Duration: 2 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Redmond, WA, USA

Shape: Orb

Blue-White orb shoots across sky rapidly, then disappears, on an unusally clear, calm night.

I didn't think this was much more than a shooting star until I saw the report from Bellevue, WA on the same evening. (Bellevue is south of my location) At approximately 12:20am, I was taking my dog for a final walk before going to bed. The night was extremely calm, and the sky was extremely clear. (both rare in the Seattle area) I stood in one spot, waiting for him to do his business, and was scanning the sky for satellites, and constellations. I finished scanning the north sky, and turned to scan the southern sky (towards Bellevue), and just as I turned, I saw a bright blue-white light, about 5mm wide in the sky (from my point of view) very quickly shoot from west to east with no trail, and disappeared completely after it had traveled about 4 inches (once again, from my point of view). I took note of the time, becuase it struck me as odd, and seemed to be too large in the sky to be a normal shooting star that would disappear so quickly.

I live in a valley, so I cannot be sure how high it was, but it was to the south-south-east, and 65-75 degrees up.

Posted 2003-10-15

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