Location of Sighting: Chico, California
Date of Sighting: June 24, 2019
Time of Sighting: Began at 2:05 PM PDT
Description: A woman saw a white object fairly high in the western sky. The object initially appeared to be elongated, but later became circular. She thought that the Sun’s rays were reflecting off of the object. She took some videos and photos of the object. The object was visible for well over an hour. She thought that the object was moving very slowly based on trees in the background. The witness took a compass reading with her cell phone and the object was at a bearing of 274 degrees.
Note: Astronomical data showed that Venus was in nearly the exact position described by the witness and revealed in the photos and videos. The videos are not shown in this report. The initial elongated shaped could have been due to atmospheric distortion.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.