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Occurred : 12/29/2010 07:40 (Entered as : 12/29/2010 07:40)
Reported: 12/29/2010 9:04:40 AM 09:04
Posted: 1/5/2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:15 min
Bright Light with Tail SSE travel over N.W Region US 7:40 AM 12/29/2010

Viewed light on the way to work to the left of the moon. Light visible in daylight. What was unusual about this was the light was high in the sky with a tail and not a planet. This was not stationary. My questions are three fold: 1) space station but why would it have a tail ? 2) Satellite in decaying orbit ? 3) Did we have a comet pass close by ? And to add a forth given the recent reports - was this a high flier leaving a con-trail ? (high flier being UFO as in unidentified object) not implying anything but 'unidentified'. Flight path was straight and a SSE direction over the North West region and to the left of the crescent moon which at the time appeared overhead but in a Southerly 10 O'clock position, so not directly overhead. I am thinking space junk or Earth born stuff rather than other worldly craft. It was a bright light so you couldn't identify it as a craft with the naked eye and I didn't have binocs or telescope. I am a tech. and applicati! on Admin. Attention to detail is required. Bare in mind I viewed this from a moving vehicle and could not stop to get a better look. So better details could not be gathered. Over the period of 1hr 1/2 commute the object was visible for 15 minutes as it wafted it's way South. I might note that the size never diminished as is the case with meteorites and this was not a flash of a meteorite. The size stayed the same relative to the distance of course as an object gets smaller over distance and time. It would be interesting to know what it was.