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Occurred : 8/20/2011 22:20 (Entered as : 08/20/11 22:20)
Reported: 8/20/2011 11:49:12 PM 23:49
Posted: 8/21/2011
Location: Ventura, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2-3 sec
 I am a photographer from Ventura, Ca.  who lives on the Beach and watches the sky on a regular basis.  8/20/11 I witnessed a strange  flickering round reddish/orange light traveling across the entire sky in about 2-3 seconds. I was star gazing with my feline friend Silvia on an exceptionally clear night and the only other thing  I can somewhat compare this to is the last space shuttle launching 4/13/11.

This difference was that this object was much more of a pulsing light with a slight haze around it without the fire tail moving at least 20x the speed. Not as fast as an average meteor but much faster then anything else.  

It first appeared out if nowhere and continued to pulse quickly directly above me as I was laying in the sand.

The Object was flying directly North crossing the entire sky before it diminished with a last pulse.