|Occurred : 10/12/2004 20:01 (Entered as : 10/12/2004 20:01)
Reported: 10/12/2004 5:18:45 PM 17:18
Location: Miami, FL
Duration:less than 1 min
|Glanced at aerial object tonight... thought to could have been a commercial jet, but it was heading south from north, from overhead to southern horizon, and the light was brightest overhead and dimmed quickly as it proceeded south. This COULD NOT have been a commercial aircraft, although it was moving at the same apparent visual speed as a jet at 20,000 feet. The headlamps on a jet are brightest when seen from the front (this object was heading away!!!). The time of the event (8:01 pm EDT) is very accurate. Duration was less than 15 seconds. This was definitely NOT a jet aircraft! What was it? I doubt if it was a satellite, as it was going from North to South. It maximum brightness was about -1 magnitude.