Location of Sighting: Brooklyn, New York
Date of Sighting: August 10, 1962
Time of Sighting: 1:15 PM Eastern Time
Description: I observed a point of bright light, about a quarter the size of a pin head held at arm’s length. It rose or came from behind. what I will call the top, of the moon, the moon being out in the daytime. The light-point then circled the moon counter-clockwise, with what I would have to call an observable altitude/separation from the moon’s surface. This took about 20 minutes and then it either descended or disappeared behind the moon at 180 degrees from where it first appeared.
I understand that the object would of have to have been of a tremendous size or very bright/reflective to be observable at the lunar distance. But this is what has made it an extremely vivid memory. The length of time it took to semi-circle the moon and the fact that it was a bright sunny clear day make it so very memorable. The fact that it semi-circled the moon at a constant separation distance from the moon and then disappeared behind or onto the moon has made me wonder about it for over 50 years. I understand I will never know what it was, but as a child I so remember looking away then back at it and it was still there just a little bit further in it’s position.
Well, I have shared this now and it makes no difference. I will still continue to wonder and maybe give someone else something to wonder about it as well.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.