|Occurred : 7/3/2007 02:30 (Entered as : 070307 2:30)
Reported: 7/3/2007 3:36:42 PM 15:36
Location: Mainz (Germany),
|Red light/dot moving over Ursa Major, 7 seconds, far distance, big size on 03JL07, Mainz/Germany
SIGHTING ON 03 JULY 2007, between 2 and 3 am
Location: Mainz/Germany 49°57’44.42”N / 8°14’06.45”E viewed from a 6-storey building into the NORTHERN skies (NNW), head/shoulder section of URSA MAJOR (if I’m not mistaken) Intense DARK (pinkish) RED light/dot (for exact colour see the RED dot of “NORTH CELESTIAL POLE” on this map: www.cfa.harvard.edu/press/skyreport/images/Sky_N_2007-07-15.jpg ) with possibly a geometric figure (slight “shadow”) around it which I could not clearly discern due to some slightly foggy/transparent clouds interfering; the light passed in a direction from “9” to “2” (by the hour) on/before and over the “clockface” when using URSA MAJOR as clockface reference. Its path went from left to right across the URSA MAJOR head/shoulder area, slightly rising (“9” to “2” by the hour)toward the right.
Duration of clear observation approx. 7 seconds, then it disappeared behind much denser clouds.
Very large dimensions of the light and the assumed related “object” at very great distance(unable to qualify further).
Speed as observed: Clearly faster than typical for a commercial airliner seen “from closer”, i.e., at approx. 8 km distance and approx. 1.5 km (5,000 ft) above ground level (near Frankfurt airport).
No blinking, no other lights, no aircraft around.
Seen with regular binoculars 7 x 40 B.