|Occurred : 2/24/2015 20:00 (Entered as : 02/24/15 20:00)
Reported: 3/1/2015 8:32:46 AM 08:32
Location: Chambersburg, PA
|Bright unmoving star light object observed in lower sky where no astrological object should be
At around 8 PM on the evening of the 24th - i was pointing out stars and formations in the sky to my grandchildren. In the western sky - fairly low - but above the mountains - was a bright object - second in brightness to the moon - at first i thought it was the planet Venus - but upon observing the light blinked like a star's light and i found Venus in the eastern (sic. Jupiter? Venus is in the western sky, at the time indicated. NUFORC) sky. Upon further observation - i saw a small reddish hue to the lower left side of the bright object. The sky was perfectly clear without clouds, there was no noticeable noise, and the object was not moving. I placed a point of reference in the ground to make sure the object was not moving.
After watching some 5-10 minutes - i got my wife and son in law to observe as well. We took a few pictures on the cell phone - but nothing really of note - After observing off and on for 30 minutes - i went to the computer to see what might be so bright in the western sky - and found nothing of note for that t! ime and date.
I went to get my camcorder to film the object - came back outside and the object was gone. This whole process consisted of some 30 minutes in duration. I have been watching the sky as weather allowed the last several nights since- around the same period and have not seen anything - except for the 27th - when around the same time i observed a similar light in brightness in the western sky - but higher than the previous night.
I observed for about 10 minutes - when i went inside to get the camcorder I emerged to an empty sky again. We are in a rural area with a very clear sky with little light residue. We are also near a military depot - around 7 miles away. A friend observed the brightness in the western sky on the 24th as well - but assumed it was a star and did not watch it for any period.