|Occurred : 2/19/2000 14:18 (Entered as : 02/19/00 1418)
Reported: 2/19/2000 17:12
Location: Miami, FL
|While observing the western sky thru binoculars, saw dim light for about 5 secs (near Epsilon Leo) light changed directions twice.
While observing the western nite sky just above the moon with binoculars, had the stars Adhafera on the left of my view, Epsilon Leo on the right and Algieba just to the left and below Adhafera. Dim light (brighter than Algieba, but dimmer than Adhafera) appeared to the left of Epsilon Leo. The light travelled upward (nw to sw) for about 2 secs. stopped, changed direction to south (towards Algieba for about a sec. stopped again then headed up again. After the second change of direction, I got way to excited, put my binocs down and ran to wake up my wife and tell her all about it. (First time I see anything like this in yrs. of night sky watching.) Came back about 2 min. later and light was gone. Plan to look in this direction more often. About me: 34 yr. old amateur astronomer with 20/20 vision Equipment: Fujinon 7X50 FMTRC binoculars (flat field, super bright, high quality optics)