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Occurred : 7/16/2003 23:59 (Entered as : 07/16/03 24:00)
Reported: 7/17/2003 11:33:48 AM 11:33
Posted: 7/23/2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:Was looking at it for abo
Light hovering over left hand side of moon

On the night of Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at approximately 11:58 PM I stepped outside to us my phone. As I looked up at the moon, I noticed a small bright light over the left hand side of the moon. I didn't think much of it at first as it could be anything. Five minutes later I looked up to see if the object was still there and surely it was. I was still on the phone at this point but from then on I kept my eyes on the object. 20 minutes into the call the object was still in the exact spot as before. Throughout the timeframe I was outside, I was under the impression the object was moving slighty-much like hovering. Once I was off the phone, about 23 minutes later, I went inside, got my digital camera, and took some photos. At the time my cameras settings were locked so I could not zoom in to magnify the photograph. As I revised the images I noticed the dot of light was not visible unless you zoomed into the image. It then blended in with the moon's light halo.

((NUFORC Note: Possibly Mars, but that planet should have been to the right of the Moon by July 16th, we believe. We do not know what the witness observed. PD))