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Occurred : 12/31/2008 05:50 (Entered as : 12/31/08 5:50)
Reported: 12/31/2008 7:54:12 PM 19:54
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:8 to 10 minutes
Bright light moving quickly over Los Angeles, CA

The skies were a bit hazy and you could only see very bright stars and planets. I had just finished parking my car in my garage and was walking around the corner to my apartment building when I looked up and saw a very bright object emerge from behind a tree moving west to east. It was too low to be a satellite (about 249 miles too low!) and had no strobe or wing lights. It made no sound as it passed overhead. About 10 seconds after I sighted the object it got a bit dimmer. I figured that it had passed behind some of the haze. This meant the object was probably around 5,000 to 10,000 feet. I continued to watch the object until it was out of sight. The whole sighting took about 8 to 10 minutes.