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Occurred : 8/30/2003 22:00 (Entered as : 8-30-03 22:00)
Reported: 9/1/2003 1:34:31 PM 13:34
Posted: 9/4/2003
Location: Rome, PA
Shape: Circle
Duration:5 seconds
circular object which looked like the total eclipse of the moon but 2/3's it's size traveling the speed of an airplane

As my grandchildren, husband and I were lying in a field looking at the stars on a very clear night I saw with the binoculars a round, very large object with no lights travelling east to west at the speed of an airplane. No sharp turns or flashing lights were noted. It looked like the moon in a total eclipse. There was a slight glow of white light eminating from around the circular edge. It was about 2/3's the size of the moon. This particular night the moon was on the rise and in a slight crescent phase. I called out to my husband what I was seeing at the time. He couldn't see it with the naked eye. It left my field of vision in about 5 seconds since we were lying out between two fields of trees.