Reported: 2004-02-14 08:02 Pacific
Duration: 5 minutes
No of observers: 2
Location: East Pennant (Canada), NS, Canada
Characteristics: Lights on object
unblinking bright light in night sky that appeared stationary then moved higher in sky then went out.
I live at East Pennant, NS, on the shore of Pennant Cove about 15 miles south/southwest of Halifax. At 22:30, 13 Feb. 2004, I was in bed preparing for sleep when my wife, beside me, said, “There’s a bright light in the sky.” She was looking through our bedroom window out to sea to the southwest. I raised myself on one elbow and looking out, saw a reddish-yellow, unblinking light that appeared stationary in the sky at an elevation of about 30 degrees. Looking much like a streetlight at perhaps a mile or more distance, it was too big and much too bright to be a star though in colour and size we could have been persuaded that it was Mars at its brightest.
We continued to watch it and when it appeared to move in a retrograde, west to east direction then move higher in the sky, we decided to view it through binoculars. These had just been found and before I could train them on the light, the light suddenly went out.
Through the binoculars, where the object had just been, the sky was clear and the stars, which were bright that night, could be seen.
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