Location of Sighting: St. Augustine, Florida
Date of Sighting: September 28, 2021
Time of Sighting: 5:05 PM EDT
Description: We sit outside in the afternoons and have a clear view of the planes flying N to S or S to N over the east coast of Florida. Due to Covid, a great number of hours have been spent observing commercial airliners and smaller planes, both jet and prop driven. We are very aware of the shape of the planes and on occasion I have taken photos of the planes when they leave a contrail. My camera is a Nikon P900 with a 24 to 2000 mm rigid mount lens. At 2000 mm, I can read the writing on the commercial airliners and tell which company they belong to.
Today, we both (myself and my fiancé) noticed a bright sparkling light that was moving from SE to NW, which was very different from the reflected sunlight normally seen on high flying airplanes in the afternoon. This was a very bright, intense, light. It passed behind some pine trees and when it emerged into view, I had my camera ready and was only able to get one photo before it vanished from view behind the house. I know that the camera was in focus, as I have taken a number of pictures of high flying planes, but I am at a loss to identify the object that I have photographed.
I am not claiming it to be a UFO, however, I would appreciate if the object could be identified just to slake my curiosity.
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