|Occurred : 2/19/2000 19:05 (Entered as : 02/19/00 19;05)
Reported: 2/21/2000 21:47
Location: Seatac, WA
|An extremely bright light in the sky very high up and moving west to east.
I am currently a lead crew chief mechanic with a major airline at Seatac airport and have commercial instrument and multi engine pilot ratings with an air taxi and airline pilot background.The object appeared as an extremely bright light. It was much larger than any nearby star and also much brighter. It appeared to move at about the speed of a jet aircraft at high altitude. It was so bright as to be almost painful to look at. It lasted perhaps 10 seconds and then blinked off. When my eyes readjusted to the night I could see a very dim white light moving in the same direction and at the same speed. My position was on Seatac airport, the night was a rare, clear, cold night and no one else in my area saw it that I know of. I have tried to resolve my sighting by compairing the time and position of this object with data in the "heavens-above" website data for satellites in my area but can not resolve the time of the sighting to corespond with the timing in that data. There is aproximatley a 40 min difference involved with my sighting.