|Occurred : 8/23/2010 20:40 (Entered as : 08-23-10 20:40)
Reported: 8/24/2010 9:15:59 AM 09:15
Location: Keizer, OR
|Steady white light in sky
I had went outside to turn the water off when I noticed a rather large, bright white light off to the west. It was about 5 degrees above the horizon and appeared to be stationary. The light didn't blink or pulse, it looked like an aircraft landing light. In size, it looked to be about the size of a match head when held at arms length.
There were no other lights near this, ie. red or green navigation lights. It was quiet enough that other aircraft could be heard and spotted in different locations.
This light remained steady and appeared to be drifting very slowly to the west and slightly north, judging from its change in position.
I watched this through binoculars for about 20 minutes, until it was obscured by trees at 2100.
((NUFORC Note: Sighting of Venus in the western sky, we suspect. PD))