This time period still seemed to have quite a few Echo satellite observations. There were 26 confirmed Echo sightings (about 11.5%). There were also three cases that probably involved the moon. The most interesting was the December 10th White Plains event. The witness woke up and saw the object out his eastern facing window. He then went back to get his glasses and saw the object at a lower elevation through the same window. The duration of the sighting estimated by the witness was 38 seconds. Most notable was the witness stated the moon was not visible and the object had a crescent shape to it. The moon was a waning crescent visible in the east at the time of the sighting. It seems likely the moon was the source and the changing position had to do with the witness observing the object from a different position through his window after going back to get his glasses.
Another event that was interesting was the sighting of Rome, Italy of August 20. It was listed as “insufficient data” but I felt there was enough data to evaluate the case. This was a single witness sighting where a driver reported seeing a craft move around his vehicle. I suspect one could place this into an unreliable report category because it was just the witness who saw the event but that would have been a lazy way of classifying it. I also could have listed it as a possible helicopter or aircraft but there really was no evidence to suggest this was possible. As a result, I classified it as UNIDENTIFIED. Sometimes, you just have to accept the sighting for what it was.
Quelle: SUNlite 5/2021