|Occurred : 9/7/2003 22:00 (Entered as : 9-7-03 22:00)
Reported: 9/7/2003 10:01:21 PM 22:01
Location: Cypress, TX
|a perfect sphere travels across the face of the full moon under telescope magnification
I was viewing moon with a large telescope a 13 inch f 4.5 dobsonium with a wide field 20mm ocular . the moon full at 88 power and my field of view had the moon centered perfectly. Very clear perfectly focused. From right to left a sphere dark not black traveled across the face of the moon. No lights no other movment . This was like nothing I have ever seen before. It was so regular and normal looking. The size for scale ,moon size of a basketball very bright, object dark the size of a small pea.
I have been building telescopes for 22 years reference california sidwalk astronomy.
I have never seen in all my years any ufos or the like. I just do not believe the hype, but this has me very upset, scared, confused. I looked at the moon without scope nothing nada it just vanished after its shawdow passed in front of the moon.
((NUFORC Note: Witness describes self as having considerable technical skill, not just in the field of astronomy. PD))