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Occurred : 11/13/1999 22:00 (Entered as : 11/13/99 22:00)
Reported: 11/23/1999 14:57
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 min.
Star-like bright light with fire colored, pointed tail. Moved, then became stationary.

This location is just east of Sacramento, CA. Just about 2 or so miles south of Highway 50, on Latrobe Rd. It is in the foothills, and very rural. The stars show brightly. I would be happy to draw a picture for you if you are interested. Looking south, the moon was very round and bright. I looked up and saw a bright star-like object with a fire colored tail moving to the right of the moon. I called two other people out of the building and by the time they got there the fire had gone out. The light continued to move to the right and downward. It stopped at about '3 or 4 inches' from the moon and stayed there for at least 2 hours. I work graveyard, and I had just arrived at work, so I know the time is correct. I came out on my first break at 12:00am, and the light was still there. I know next to nothing about stars etc. but it seems there is usually one in that position. However, we did see this light move rapidly down to that position. I've been noticing little things up there over the past few months, but I attributed them to my eyes playing tricks. This, however, was no trick of the eye. I thought it was just one of the meteors that I'd read about and heard Art talking about, but it stopped dead still, so I just thought I'd mention it!