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Occurred : 4/17/2020 19:20 (Entered as : 04/17/2020 19:20)
Reported: 4/16/2020 8:10:02 PM 20:10
Posted: 6/25/2020
Location: Franklin, TN
Shape: Light
Duration:3 minutes
Exited sun glint off of a satellite.

Object appeared to be a satellite moving from southwest to northeast. When object west about 60 degrees up from the horizon and west/northwest of my location, there was a bright light shining in my direction for about two seconds. I am a military/commercial pilot retired after 41 years and over 12,000 hours of flying. Probably half of my time is at night.

The light looked like a sun glint. Could it have been a brief sun reflection off of a satellite like the Hubble? The angle to the sun below the horizon could explain it. Except for the two second flash, the time of travel from overhead to the horizon was about one minute.