|Occurred : 8/8/2010 21:40 (Entered as : 08-08-10 21:40)
Reported: 8/12/2010 3:51:48 PM 15:51
Location: Fond du Lac, WI
Duration:1 - 1.5 minutes
|very bright and silent light traveling across sky that camera captured as red and white bobber looking object.
Sunday evening at 9:40 P.M. about in the middle of town in a backyard. I noticed a single bright light at approximately a 50 degree angle up and to the east, traveling from south to north and was silent. The light was atleast 4 times biggerthan any star in the sky. The skies were clear except for a few clouds on the horizon to the north. The object was intensely bright and had a shimmering copper look to it. It took the light approximately 1 to 1.5 minutes or so to reach the horizon where it blinked out over the clouds.
I took a picture with my cell phone, and zoomed in on the photos revealing a bright round object with red/ orange on the top half and white on the bottom half. There is also a slight yellow blur in the middle and a yellowish contrail.