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Over One Mile
Object Flight Path
Shortly before 4:00AM, as I couldn't sleep I got up and dressed. I then looked out from my bedroom window facing west and immediately noticed a bright white light over the NW horizon, too bright to be a planet or a star. (It was about 3 to 4 times brighter than Venus can be at it's brightest.) I kept looking and noticed it was moving slowly without blinking. I got out to have a better look. I realised it didn't look like the jet airplanes I sometimes see in the sky. No blinking lights, just one very bright light.
I went back inside and got my camera (Lumix DMC-FZ28, with an 18x zoom) and managed to film 40 seconds of it. In all, it was visible for about three minutes before it disappeared below the SE horizon. When I first saw it NW, it was about 25 degres. At its highest, facing south, about 35 degrees.
I guess it must always have been more than one mile away.
The observation occured between 3:50 and 3:55 AM. At this latitude, date and time, it's still night but the NE horizon is already turning blue.
It was a clear sky.
It was not a conventional plane, helicopter, satellite or chinese lantern.
It looked white to the naked eye but the recording reveals colors
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