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Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/23/2000 22:00 (Entered as : 02/23/00 22:00)
Reported: 2/23/2000 16:22
Posted: 2/23/2000
Location: Helsinki (Finland),
Shape: Other
Duration:20 minutes
A star-like object moved slowly but clearly until disappeared behind trees.

I saw a bright star-like object quite low in the skies above Helsinki. It moved very slowly but clearly, taking maybe 20 minutes to disappear behind trees. It lost luminosity while it moved, at first looking like a very bright star and finally quite dim. I also saw a very similar moving star-like object near Kauhava around 12/22/99 6 am (date and time uncertain) for maybe five minutes before it disappeared behind trees. It was by far brighter than the brightest planet or star I have ever seen. Neither of the objects was certainly not an airplane, satellite or meteorite.