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Occurred : 9/16/1999 20:45 (Entered as : 09/16/99 2045)
Reported: 9/16/1999 18:03
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Sault Ste. Marie (Canada), ON
Shape: Light
Duration:2min
Object was bright light which crossed sky from sw to ne in approx 2 min

Object was a bright white light approximately the same size and intensity as the planet Jupiter; was observed from my front yard appearing over the trees to the SW, heading NE; object made no sound, and had no discernable shape even when observed through binoculars (14 x 45mm, image stabilized. An aircraft was visible to the east, and in comparison exibited the normal running lights (strobe, wingtip) consistent with a civilian transport. **could the object be a satellite? I have seen satellites before, but never this brilliant.