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Occurred : 5/6/2009 21:36 (Entered as : 05/06/09 21:36)
Reported: 5/6/2009 9:54:11 PM 21:54
Posted: 5/12/2009
Location: Federal Way, WA
Shape:
Duration:200 ms
Pinkish white light moved *VERY RAPIDLY* across the sky.

At 9:36pm PDT on 05-06-09, I was on the front porch having a smoke. I then saw a very rapidly moving light, colored pinkish white, having an estimated magnitude of -6 to -8 on the stellar intensity scale, an altitude of less than 1 mile (there were stratus clouds at the time; this would have obscured it totally had it been any higher), and it had the apparent diameter of Jupiter as seen by the unaided eye.

This light moved *VERY RAPIDLY* across the sky to the south-southwest (the total time it was visible is estimated to be 200ms or 1/5th of a second). When I first saw it, its azimuth appeared to be ~30°.

There was no engine sound whatsoever (yes, I listened quite carefully for this), and it moved far too quickly to be a terrestial aircraft.