Occurred: 2020-08-01 22:50:00 Local
Location: Madison, AL, USA
Shape: Light
Duration: ~10 seconds
No of observers: 1
Reported: 2020-08-03 13:50:49 Pacific
Posted: 2020-08-20 00:00:00
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

Ball of light in an upward arc trajectory

Ball of light in northern sky. Not sure of distance from my location but it was obviously larger (closer) than the light from a star, meteor, or satellite. Confirmed on web that ISS was not flying over my location. Did not have FAA beacons like a plane would have. After noticing the light ball, object moved toward the east in an arc (upward) trajectory for a few seconds and disappeared. No visible trail, just the ball of light moving. Light was too large for a drone and was much faster than something like a Chinese lantern. Just an eyeball judgement of altitude maybe a few thousand feet above ground level and about 2-3 miles north of my location. There were a few small engine aircraft in the area and object was distinctly different.

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