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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland (The Netherlands)

Sighted on Sunday 27. February 2011
Reported on
Shape: Star-like | Duration: Undisclosed
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Being outside to smoke a cigarette one overcast night on February 27, 2011, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, I looked idly about the street and noticed a light in the sky. It was a single, star-like object, bright as Venus (or brighter), about the same color as the local orange street lights, moving about the same rate as a light aircraft, glowing steadily. [There is lots of air traffic over Amsterdam, but all of it flashes and none have orange lights.] Once I noticed the light, I started walking down the street to keep it view as it moved. It 'flew' silently in an approximately straight line from the southern sky towards the north-west where it flickered out or went behind buildings/clouds--couldn't tell in the dark. I watched it for at least 10 seconds, long enough to take a close look and ponder over possible explanations. No one else on the street seemed to notice. I'm an experienced sky watcher and student of unusual natural phenomena. For me, this simple, unremarkable object fit none of the usual categories of explanation.

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