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Occurred : 10/11/2008 19:00 (Entered as : 10/11/08 19:00)
Reported: 10/12/2008 2:09:22 PM 14:09
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Riverside, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:1 min approx
Bright light moving from NW to SE

On 10/11/08 about 19:00 I was on my back porch looking at the stars. The sky was clear and visibility good. I noticed a white light moving from the northwest towards the east. I first thought it was a satellite, but soon noticed it was much larger and brighter than any satellite I have ever seen. It was brilliant white, brighter and larger than Venus which was also visible in the southern sky. The light’s speed was similar to a high altitude commercial aircraft, and it changed it course slightly several times while I watched, finally arcing towards the southeast. I watched the light until it disappeared in the distance. The light’s brightness remained constant for the duration of the sighting.