|Occurred : 6/21/2013 19:30 (Entered as : 06/21/13 19:30UTC)
Reported: 6/21/2013 1:55:56 PM 13:55
Location: Werder (Havel) (Germany),
|Bright, long, narrow, glowing object heading for moon
My wife and I were sitting on our apartment balcony facing south this evening (Friday June 21, 2013), and I was photographing the moon, just for the fun of it. Our camera is a Canon Power Shot SX 200.
The sky was perfectly clear. I supported the camera on the balcony railing, and snapped several shots with the camera set for maximum zoom. The camera has a 12X optical zoom and a 48X digital zoom.
I took two pictures of the moon. As I composed another shot, I noticed a bright object, which appeared to be rapidly heading for the moon from the right. It was red-yellow in color, had a long, narrow, horizontal shape and appeared to be glowing on its own.
I pressed the shutter release and recorded the object as it appeared to pass just in front of the lunar horizon. After that, I did not see the object any more.
The time stamp on the picture shows 21:30 hours Central European Summer Time, which is 19:30 hours UTC or GMT.