|Occurred : 7/20/2018 17:50 (Entered as : 07/20/18 17:50)
Reported: 7/20/2018 4:19:34 PM 16:19
Location: Manchester, NH
|Flickering object sighted moving from SE to NW in Manchester NH.
I saw a single object. At the start of the occurrence the object at first appeared to be a distant jet liner. But it produced no contrail and its motion seemed slower than that of a typical airliner cruising at altitude. Furthermore the object "flickered". Whether this was due to light emitting apparatuses or protrusions reflecting sunlight off of them is not clear. It's size and distance was impossible to determine. It did appear to me to be high up in the sky and distant. The object appeared to be solid as it was dark against the sky when it was not flickering. The color of the flickering light was white in hue and the period between flashes was rapid in frequency. There may have been two points of light as the object flickered but I could be mistaken in the recollection. There was no sounds coming from the object all through out the entire time I witnessed it.
The path object traveled was from southeast to northwest. The object's path took it across Moon which was approximately 40 degrees above the horizon at the time. In fact, as I recall, I first caught sight of the object as it as slightly below the Moon's position in the SE sky. When the object moved over head and passed my vantage point, the object appeared to slow almost to a halt and remained in that position for about a minute before it seemed to vanish. The estimated elapsed time from when I first spotted the object till when it vanished was under three minutes.
I was riding a bicycle at when I first spotted the object, but I dismounted and walked along the street and pausing frequently to observe the object. I was traveling south and traversed a distance of a block and a half through the entire duration of the occurrence. I do wear glasses to correct distance vision. I had them on through the entire time. I was in a residential neighborhood however there was nothing obscuring the object all throughout the entire time it was observed.
It was mostly clear skies at the time and sunny. There were no clouds in the part of the sky the object traveled through. The wind at the ground level was southeasterly a little over 10 mph I'd estimate. It was warm at the surface; over 85 degrees F. No other aircraft was operating in the sky at the time the object was visible as best I can recall.