Location: Levittown, NY, USA
Duration: 40 sec
No of observers: 2
Reported: 2006-09-07 20:41:39 Pacific
Posted: 2006-10-30 00:00:00
Characteristics: Lights on object
cylinder shape object in the sky
i was heading over to my car parked near a school and i look to the sky and i saw what at first apeared to be just a bright light much like a star.i realised that it was very odd to be a star because it was so bright and so close to the horizen.when i focused on it i realised it was more of a cylinder shape that a orb.it was completely silent and still for about 30 seconds when it shot away at incredible speeds. at this point it moved across my plain of sight but was still visable. it then slowly fadeing away as if it was vanishing in thin air. it was one of the most amazing sight i have ever seen, me and my friend who witnessed were shaken for a good 30 min. afterwards.i tried to contact you via telephone but was unable to get through.
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Dear Mr. ((name deleted)),
Thank you for the report.
I suspect that you were witness to an overflight of the International Space Station. The details of its overflights over Levittown, NY, can be seen below:
04 Sep -0.8 20:16:35 10 WNW 20:19:30 75 SW 20:21:25 19 SE
05 Sep 1.3 20:40:10 10 W 20:42:31 22 SW 20:43:56 16 S
07 Sep 1.5 19:51:18 10 W 19:53:40 22 SW 19:56:00 10 S
The link is here:
I suspect that you were facing the southwest, as you watched the object, and that it passed from your right to left.
Objects orbiting the Earth appear to "race off," and disappear over the course of a few seconds, when they fly into the Earth's shadow.
Thank you, again, for sharing the information with our Center!
Peter Davenport, Director
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