|Occurred : 9/2/2006 19:45 (Entered as : 09/02/07 19:45)
Reported: 9/2/2006 6:31:54 PM 18:31
Location: Gulf Breeze, FL
|At approximately 7:45 (not exact on time) but during astronomical twilight I noticed a greenish/blue light about 10 degrees above the southwest horizon near Jupiter appear. This point of light was undiminished by the Moon and was as bright as Jupiter... magnitude -1 or so... I am an amateur astronomer...
Because of the speed and brightness of the light I suspected ISS at first but ISS was not expected until after 8 p.m. and in the NNE according to heavensabove.com.
This light shifted to white and brightened considerably as it traveled low in the southwest to southeast.
This light was not a jet... too fast actually... but it was moving in the direction of Eglin Air Force Base. I really don't believe it was a jet because of its peculiar lighting and fast movement. It flared like a satellite too...but it just didn't seem like a satellite.
I may have seen the so-called Eglin space plane... mentioned in some aviation circles. I double-checked with heavensabove.com and found no satellite activity noted at that time. I have 45 years of amateur astronomy under my belt and I am quite sure this was not a satellite or jet... I think it was a space plane project...
Anyway...Peter keep up the good work and God Bless.
((NUFORC Note: Note flawed date. We assume that the witness implies a date of 2006, and we have amended the date above to reflect that fact. PD))