|Occurred : 8/13/2016 22:15 (Entered as : 08/13/16 22:15)
Reported: 8/13/2016 8:04:56 PM 20:04
Location: Jacksonville, FL
|On August 13, 2016, in south Jacksonville, FL, my girlfriend and I decided to take my telescope onto the golf course that is behind her house. We walked out and onto the green on one of the holes and set up the telescope there. My girlfriend noticed a bright star over one of the trees and pointed it out to me when we got out there but I insisted we look at the moon first.
After observing various objects in the sky approximately 15 minutes after my girlfriend noticed the bright star, I looked up and found the star, and proceeded to tell her I was going to try and locate it in the telescope. We observed the bright spherical "star" for another 10 seconds before I turned to move the telescope. We both took our eyes off of it for no more than 5 seconds and as I looked up the star was gone! It was not a shooting star (wouldn't have stayed there for 15 minutes), not a satellite (once again wouldn't be up there that long in the same exact spot), what does th! at leave? The event was one of the craziest things I've ever witnessed.