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Occurred : 3/10/2005 19:00 (Entered as : 03/10/2005 19:00)
Reported: 3/10/2005 8:40:35 PM 20:40
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:3 minutes
Very bright light traveling over Portland

We watched a bright light this evening, after sunset. It traveled in a straight line from approx. Southwest to Northeast. It was much brighter than the brighest star or planet in the sky. I looked to be at about 10,000 to 15,000 feet in altitude. Much too low to be a satelite. I had my girlfriend grab the binoculars. I could see no navgational lights on the craft. When I first spotted the object it was directly South of our house. When it got to about 15 degrees above the horizon, from my vantage point, it disappeared, as it entered the shadow of the earth. So it was reflecting light from the sun and was very shiny. The sighting lasted about 3 minutes, I would say.

((NUFORC Note: Probable sighting of ISS. See schedule below:

09 Mar -0.4 19:58:00 10 WSW 20:00:51 63 NW 20:00:51 63 NW
10 Mar -0.5 18:51:00 10 SW 18:54:00 55 SE 18:56:50 11 ENE
10 Mar 1.6 20:26:46 10 W 20:28:34 26 NW 20:28:34 26 NW
11 Mar -0.2 19:19:22 10 WSW 19:22:23 56 NNW 19:24:25 18 NE