|Occurred : 3/9/2004 19:57 (Entered as : 03/09/104 19:57)
Reported: 3/13/2004 7:54:48 AM 07:54
Location: Alexandria, VA
|Moving bright light, March 9, 2004, 7:57 PM, Alexandria Va.
Very large, very bright white object moving fast below the cloud line. Observed from position 2 miles south and east of the Pentagon. Definitely not a jet or helicopter or their landing/spotting lights. Location is near (1 mile) National Airport but is not in the normal approach.
No sounds. Object moved in a straight descending path from about 45 degrees above the horizon until it vanished behind the tree line.
Am familiar with the appearance of the planets and NGC objects. This was different.
I have also seen satellites using a small Astro telescope (Celestron C90) under low power. This was not a satellite.
Possibly a very large meteor but I've seen lots of these and this was much brighter than any meteor I've seen.
(Seems to be problem with dates above. Event happened March 9, 2004.)