|Occurred : 7/3/2014 21:15 (Entered as : 07/03/2014 21:15)
Reported: 7/6/2014 6:18:14 PM 18:18
Location: Maryville, MO
|Unusually fast bright white light moving from horizon to horizon
At approximately 9: 15 P.M. (sunset 8:53 pm) I stepped out on to my deck,as is common for me in the evening. As I looked to the south and saw the Moon (waxing crescent) and a few of the brighter early evening starts. I noticed a bright white "star" that was moving from southwest to the south east. At first I thought it was the I.S.S. as it was a at least as bright if not brighter than that object,but it was moving notably faster in my estimation.
Then I remembered according to NASA "Spot the Station " the station was not visible from my location on July the 3rd.
I went back inside to get my Binoculars (less than half a minute), but it was gone by the time I returned.
NOTE: The I.S.S. will not be visible till about the middle of this month.
If this was not the I.S.S., I have no idea. Satellites do not move that fast, and meteors look different and move faster. I would like to know if anyone else saw this and might have an idea of what it was. As for me it was a note worthy event.
While this is my first report, I have experience in Astronomy as a regular star gazer (as a hobby) and was an Astronomy Field Lab Assistant in college. I regularly sight the I.S.S. and note the movement of orbiting satellites etc.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
My location is Maryville, Missouri 64468 (northwest Missouri located about 50 miles north of St. Joseph Missouri on U.S. Highway 71) Longitude: 40 20.6' N, 94 52.2' W Time zone: -6:00 (Central) DST observance: Thank again for all the work you do.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))