|Occurred : 2/12/2009 20:30 (Entered as : 02/12/09 20:30)
Reported: 2/12/2009 6:16:20 PM 18:16
Location: Columbia, MD
|Very bright orange colored light NNW of MD, USA
I was driving to my home in MD, there was a very bright light located NNW of where I am, is the first time I see a light like this, is very bright, at first I thought it was an airplane coming towards my location but a few seconds later I saw an actual airplane coming from the same direction but it looked smaller and not as bright as that light(I have a wide knowledge of airplanes),I thought it could be a star but looks a little too orange and I took a look at other big stars and none looks so big, I tried to take a picture but is very difficult to see the shape, and the light is still there, since it’s not moving I really don’t know what it can be, but the color, brightness and speed of it make it different to any other thing I have seen in the sky. I was trying to find if there’s any planets that can be seen now, or a satellite; I found out the ISS is located south of the US at this moment, almost opposite of where this light is now.
((NUFORC Note: Possible sighting of Venus. PD))