|Occurred : 8/20/2013 21:10 (Entered as : 08/20/13 21:10)
Reported: 8/24/2013 12:10:23 PM 12:10
Location: Silverdale, WA
|White light Orb flys across sky at a steady pace slows down then moves on.
My husband and I had been taking photos of the nearly full Moon, the actual full Moon was to be on the 21st of August, and it was a very clear sky. There are always planes flying around that time of night and they are easily spotted, as they always have flashing or pulsating lights. The Moon was in the East. I had my Binoculars out that have a tinting on the lenses, this helps when looking at a very bright object such as the Moon, you can see far more detail. It was around 21:10 we decided to pack up the camera, put the binoculars and tripod in the car - I usually look towards the South West to see if I can see Arcturus which I have taken a few photos of recently.
We looked up and from the West was this very strong light/orb shaped it was traveling at a steady pace but would every now and then slow down.
Having my binoculars with me I took a good look at the object, it was no plane, it was literally just a light - the light was heading in the direction! of the Moon to the East, I followed the light to see where it was heading. As it reached closer to the area of sky the Moon was in the light faded and then just vanished. My husband did take a photo of the light but you can't really get much from the photo other than it is a light in the sky. Judging the distance it was pretty low and was in no way a Satellite (I believe ISS was supposed to be visible also that night) however it was not the right time or direction. I estimate that it was the same height as a plane would be. There was no sound to it. The light stayed constant until dimming when it reached the area of sky the Moon was in. I did also take the opportunity to view a plane that was going over in the same area of sky and could clearly see the shape of the plane.
There has been lots of strange activity in this area since the start of the year.