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Occurred : 4/22/2001 20:40 (Entered as : 04/22/2001 20:40)
Reported: 4/24/2001 19:13
Posted: 4/28/2001
Location: Kansas City, KS
Shape: Circle
Duration:2 minutes
Globe like the moon, but in the wrong place and at the wrong time of the month.

I was driving east on Parallel Parkway just east of I-435 with a friend. We were returning home from dinner in Bonner Springs. It was raining antd I was looking out my window as we were driving. I noticed a bright section of the sky to the north about 20 or 30 degrees (aprox) above horizon, towards KCI airport. As I drove, I kept looking at the bright area thinking that it looked just like it would if the moon was behind the clouds. Then, just for a few seconds, I saw the "moon" peek out from behind/through the clouds. It looked like a quarter at arms length, white with a dark spot about an eigth of its total size about two thirds up from the bottom and a bit left of center. I had to look back to the road and when I looked again it was gone. The glow of the clouds had also dissapeared. My friend did not see it but I asked him if the moon should be where I saw it and he said no. Also, the next day I found out it was a New Moon, so that was probably not what it was. I do not know what it was. I have been hearing of some sightings in this area at this time of the month, but this is the first I have seen of anything unusual.