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Occurred : 7/4/2014 20:25 (Entered as : 7/4/14 20:25)
Reported: 7/5/2014 12:47:42 AM 00:47
Posted: 7/5/2014
Location: Des Moines, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:3 minutes
Bright yellowish orange sphere spotted over Puget sound by 2 people; it remained very still for minutes then disappeared.

On deck, facing west watching fireworks over Puget Sound. Sky was clear, stars visible. Spouse pointed to bright yellow/intense orange circular light in sky below and to south of Big Dipper; thought it may be Venus or Mars because it was larger and brighter than any stars in the sky and it did not move. I didn't think that it looked like a planet, it was larger and brighter. It remained still, unmoving. After about 3 minutes, it then disappeared in an instant. There were fireworks going off and the moon to the south of the light, but they did not affect the brightness. After it disappeared, it did not return in the following 20 minutes that we remained outdoors.