|Occurred : 4/18/1999 21:00 (Entered as : 04/18/99 2100)
Reported: 4/18/1999 22:13
Location: Apache Junction, AZ
|While leaving my brothers nearby home (approx, 1 mile from my own) I was at first struck by the beauty of the night sky. The cresent moon was bright enough to show the 'unlit' protion in silouqete. I then noticed that there was a blinking light near to the lower left of the cresent. It seemed about as far away as the moon itself. At first I wondered if it were perhaps a star that was partly obscured by the moon, but it blinked red,yellowish-white and blue regularly. I informed my brother and his wife to observe it as well. As we watched it for about 5 minutes or so it moved slighly "beneth" the cresent itself. I came home, a drive of a couple of minutes tops, and grabed my binoculars to observe it. It seemed to be in relativly the same position and viewing it thru the binoculars confirmed that the object was outside the orbit of the earth. In fact it seemed to be holding a position close to the moon itself. I continuted to observe it for 10 to 15 minutes and the object maintained its position continuing to flash in the same manner as before. I came in to phone a friend in central Illinois to see if he was able to observe the same thing near to the moon as I, but unfortunatly the moon had set already from his vantage point. I came outside some short time later (about 2140) and the object was still in the sky however its position was further below the setting moon than previously.