|Occurred : 3/10/2005 15:15 (Entered as : 03/10/1905 15:15)
Reported: 3/10/2005 3:56:17 PM 15:56
Location: Bellingham, WA
|Bright reflective sphere high in the sky on a sunny day
While doing some "spring cleaning" of our gutters I noticed a bright object high in the sky and nearly due east of our house, which is located 2 miles east of downtown Bellingham, WA. I would estimate this object was 50-60 degrees above the horizon. It appeared to be a bright star, except that the weather is sunny today.
The sky was blue and bright, so it did not make sense to me that this was a star. I thought it could be an airplane, except it was not moving. I watched the object for about 10 minutes to see if it moved (using a nearby pine tree as a gauge), and it did not.
By this time I had attracted the attention of my 8-year-old sons, one of whom also spotted the object once I pointed it out. While he watched it, I went into the house to get my binoculars.
I found the object through the binoculars and it appeared to be a spherical shape and I could tell it was either white or metallic - it was very reflective. I could not see any other details.
By this time the object had started to drift to the north or northeast. We watched it for another 5-10 minutes until it slowly drifted behind some tall trees.
During the entire viewing period, I would estimate the object moved a total distance of the length of my thumb held at arm's length.