I just witnessed a "bright orb of light" traveling over Florence Kentucky

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    I just witnessed a "bright orb of light" traveling over Florence Kentucky

    As some of you know I sky watch seven days a week weather permitting and it is normally uneventful but tonight I hit the jackpot as soon as I walked outside around 830pm EDT.

    The orb of light immediately caught my attention because it was brighter than anything in the sky. It was north/northwest of my position and it was moving at a higher rate of speed than jets move in the sky, I would estimate twice as fast.

    The orb of light was moving to the south/southeast in a heading I don't ever recall seeing jets use.

    As the orb of light moved towards me and then past me the intensity of the light never changed and it was bright white the whole time. Additionally, I didn't hear anything and if it was a jet and the lights were that bright it would have definitely been audible.

    Suddenly the light dimmed (maybe two seconds), then it went to an red/orange color that was much less intense (maybe two seconds again) and then disappeared completely.

    With all that said, it could have been something from our own military that I am unfamiliar with, but it certainly didn't appear to be any type of commercial aircraft.
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    Meteor shower.

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    Shooting star or satellite.

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    Down load the Sky View app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Meteor shower.
    Absolutely not!!!

    I did see one "shooting star" tonight right after that and I saw a couple last night or the night before but shooting stars are quick and much fainter.

    The bright orb of light was much bigger, brighter, and slower than a shooting star and I should have stated this in my first post but I would estimate I watched the bright orb of light for close to 45 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Absolutely not!!!

    I did see one "shooting star" tonight right after that and I saw a couple last night or the night before but shooting stars are quick and much fainter.

    The bright orb of light was much bigger, brighter, and slower than a shooting star and I should have stated this in my first post but I would estimate I watched the bright orb of light for close to 45 seconds.
    Okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Okay.
    I don't know why you are laughing, I am dead serious.

    I watch the sky all the time, I know what doesn't belong.

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    Could have been a fighter jet from Florida flying to Wright Pat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollegefootballGuy69 View Post
    Could have been a fighter jet from Florida flying to Wright Pat.
    That's what I was going to say. Read yesterday that a lot of military aircraft was being moved from Florida because of the hurricane. Maybe it was something that we typically wouldn't see in this area, like a Hawkeye radar plane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollegefootballGuy69 View Post
    Could have been a fighter jet from Florida flying to Wright Pat.
    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    That's what I was going to say. Read yesterday that a lot of military aircraft was being moved from Florida because of the hurricane. Maybe it was something that we typically wouldn't see in this area, like a Hawkeye radar plane?
    Whatever it was it was moving to the south/southeast which would be away from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton Ohio.

    My default position on this "sighting" is that it was man made. The performance of the orb appeared to be well within our ability. However, the lighting was unlike any other aircraft I have ever seen and it was so bright, yet made no sound, that it still has me baffled.

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