Location of Sighting: Pine City, Minnesota
Date of Sighting December 14, 2016
Time of Sighting: 5:28 PM CST
Description: A woman was driving east on Minnesota Highway 70 and saw a bright object that abruptly lit up, moved around a star and then went out. The object was only visible for about 10 seconds. The woman’s son also saw the object. Skies were clear at the time of the sighting. The object was located in the eastern sky at an elevation of about 70 degrees from the horizon. Skies were clear at the time of the sighting.
Note: The witness’s observations suggest that an Iridium flare satellite may have been sighted. However, a search of satellite databases did not show any known iridium flare satellites visible at the time and location of the sighting.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.