|Occurred : 4/19/2015 03:45 (Entered as : 04/19/15 3:45)
Reported: 4/19/2015 12:56:50 PM 12:56
Location: Moscow, ID
Duration:seconds per event
|Bright 'light-on-a-rheostat' in eastern sky
Between 3:30--4AM, saw two separate instances of 'lights in the sky,' while facing east from Hwy 95, on the north end Moscow, Idaho.
The first instance drew my attention since the light was very bright and seemed to be like a light on a rheostat: first being not-visible, becoming very bright, then becoming not-visible again.
There was also very little movement of travelv across the sky.
It was hard to judge distance, but this seemed fairly high up in the air, perhaps 2.5 to 3 hand-widths off the horizon (if one could see the horizon from my location) At first, i thought the light might be a plane with its landing lights on, making a very tight turn.
However, the Moscow-Pullman airport is west of town, so i should have been able to track an aircraft with its landing lights on traveling East to West.
And i doubt the regional airport is open that early in the morning.
About 8-12 minutes later, i noticed a second light do the same 'bright-to-nothing' off to the East-North-East of the first light.
This one seemed a little higher in the sky than the first, and it was not as bright as the first light.
Don't know if these were bolides, but i've seen at least one bolide, which exhibited some travel across the sky before it faded.
These lights just became visible, then faded, with very little travel across the sky. If any.
There were no obvious engine sounds associated with the lights.