Published: 5:58 PM 8/19/2015
80 degrees above the horizon moving rapidly and making no sound...
Springfield, New Jersey - 08-18-15
I was driving home from a meeting heading due east when I noticed a very bright white light outside of the driver side window.
It was approximately 80 degrees above the horizon moving rapidly and making no sound.
At first I though it was the ISS, but having seen the ISS many times this did not look like what I had seen in the past.
Then I thought of an aircraft, I live near Newark liberty Int'l airport, but there were no navigational lights and again no sounds of jet engines or turbo props. This also was no helicopter.
After passing overhead, a short time later I noticed a pulsating white light. I then lost sight of it as it passed behind some tall trees.
I am an amateur astronomer and have spent hundreds of hours looking at the sky through a telescope or binoculars and have never witnessed anything like this before.
It was not a comet, meteor or satellite.
I checked the NASA ISS website and the station was not due to pass over my area until over 1 hour later. As a matter of fact I observed the station later that evening.
I also went on a satellite tracker web site and there were none visible from my location that evening during that time period.