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Occurred : 7/28/2003 22:32 (Entered as : 07/28/03 22:32)
Reported: 7/31/2003 9:31:16 AM 09:31
Posted: 8/1/2003
Location: Bozeman, MT
Shape: Oval
Duration:3-4 min.
bright oval light seen.

Just after 10:30 pm looking north and east of town, my wife and I were observed an oval light moving west to east over the valley. At first we thought it was an aircraft since it was coming from the direction of the airport. However, with the aid of binoculars and telescope we did not see any flashing strob lights nor was there any sound like with the two planes and one jet we observed afterwards. The object was brighter than any star or planet in the sky, flying horizontally at approximatly 30 degrees above the horizon. The object was above the 12000 elevation of the partly cloudy sky yet was still very clear even with the light smoke from distant forest fires and the effect of light from the town.

((NUFORC Note: The International Space Station passed to the north of Bozeman at 22:28-22:34 hrs. on this date. We suspect the sighting is of the ISS. Please see the following URL for details:

http://www.heavens-above.com/passsummary.asp?lat=45.680&lng=-111.038&alt=1468&loc=Bozeman&TZ=MST&satid=25544&Date=37823.75&Mag=

PD))