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Occurred : 2/8/2009 17:50 (Entered as : 02/08/2009 17:50)
Reported: 2/8/2009 7:21:48 PM 19:21
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: West Branch, MI
Shape: Cigar
Duration:6 seconds
saw an black object bisect the full moon and move downward in 6 seconds

While exiting a restaurant on Hamburger Hill in West Branch, Michigan. My partner exclaimed that the moon appeared cracked. The full moon was about 30 degrees above the horizon in the Eastern sky. It was daylight and the sky was clear. The object completely bisected the moon horizontally at midpoint making the moon appear split. The object appeared in the vicinity of the moon and would have to have been about 3500 kilometers long by 100 kilometers high. The object remained in the same trajectory as it appeared to move downward against our view of the moon and parallel to it. As it moved down from the face of the moon, the object was no longer visible. It appeared as a line completely bisecting the moon from mid-point moving to the bottom of the moon's face in about 6 seconds time or appearing to move over 200 km per second.