|Occurred : 7/23/2017 23:06 (Entered as : 07/23/17 23:06)
Reported: 7/24/2017 5:45:01 AM 05:45
Location: St. Croix (Canada), NB
|Very brilliant light, crescent shaped craft, speed overhead and out of sight rapidly.
July 23, 2017. I went to take photos of the milky way at the St. Croix River canoe landing in St. Croix, New Brunswick, at about 11pm (Atlantic time). I set up my camera, and had taken a few shots at f3.5, 25 seconds, iso2500.
I just happened to turn to the right and saw this very very bright object in the sky over head. If I had to measure it with my fingers, I would say it was about 1 1/2 inch by 1/2inch.
I am just guessing now as it happened so fast. I have never seen anything that bright in the sky. It was crescent shape with a small extension in the middle of the back side.
I tried to get my camera off of the tripod and change my settings, but could not see very well . I had a flashlight and tried to get it set, but the object was moving fast and it was almost gone. I switched my camera to movie mode and took a couple of shots. I couldn’t tell were I was shooting as I couldn’t see very well on my screen. I had live view on, but my lens was at 18mm so everything looked small.
When I got home, I downloaded my photos and looked to see if I had got it. There was only a small dot, but when you scrolled it bigger it looked like a long wire of light. They is not very good but if you want them, you can have them.
Please note that the postal code I put in may or may not be correct. I was at a canoe landing and there is no postal code that I know of.
I am 79 years old, retired. I do photography, painting and woodcrafts. I do not drink or smoke or pop pills.