NUFORC Sighting 155987

Occurred: 2020-04-29 21:25 Local
Reported: 2020-04-29 21:59 Pacific
Duration: 10-15 seconds
No of observers: 3

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object

Bright, orange/reddish light spotted moving over East LA

Object moved in a straight line low in the atmosphere ( lower than a plane) at approx 50-55 degrees from approx sw to north. Rate of movement was consistent, it’s rate of movement was similar to the ISS when spotted from the ground, which is why I thought it was the ISS at first, yet it’s brightness, color, and lack of arc (it moved consistently in a straight line, parallel to the horizon) was inconsistent with how I have observed the ISS previously. Single light, possibly -8/-7 magnitude (urban area, no other stars currently visible)-reddish glow with a small halo possibly from atmospheric diffusion. It faded slightly once before returning to full brightness again and then faded completely in a quick yet smooth manner. I and the other witnesses heard no noise, either emitting from the object or before/after seeing the object. (Fireworks go off frequently in my neighborhood and we heard no explosions before or after spotting the object). It was almost lik! e an ember from a fire the way it flickered out, yet having seen many fireballs/shooting stars/meteor showers in my life, it moved like none of those and appeared very mechanical/intentional.

Posted 2020-06-25

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