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Occurred : 8/13/2016 21:40 (Entered as : 08/13/16 21:40)
Reported: 8/13/2016 8:07:24 PM 20:07
Posted: 8/16/2016
Location: Madison, WI
Shape: Light
Duration:<10 minutes
Red/orange light seen east of Madison, WI.

I noticed a reddish/orange colored light directly east above the tree line from my balcony. It looked strange enough for me to stop and actually watch for a few minutes. It was hard to say how far it was from me, but I would guess between 2-5 miles... Which would make the light technically above Cottage Grove, WI, and not Madison, WI, where I was located.

Estimated at about 500-700ft in the sky. It was likely located above farm fields. I watched the light hover for ~3 minutes before it began to fade into a smaller light. It faded within 5 seconds to 20% of its original brightness and began moving south east and appeared to be moving further away. It followed this path for about a minute before it disappeared into the sky above the tree line. There were no clouds in the sky.