NUFORC Sighting 177796

Occurred: 2023-08-25 00:01 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2023-08-25 06:49 Pacific
Duration: 1 to 10 min
No of observers: 1

Location: Mooresville, NC, USA
Location details: west of 77, approximately over Langtree Road

Shape: Sphere
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object

Bright orange red light, appeared to be half moon, but was in west sky, just over a treeline

Let the dog out approximately at midnight. The "moon" was so bright it appeared to be a harvest moon, but the color was so bright and reddish in color. There was no sound. Moon appeared to be stationary above the lake. The shape was not fully rounded - more half to crescent, yet 3-D. Watched it for about a minuted, then took a picture to share with my family. Picture was taken from inside a screened in porch due to elevation when attempted to take picture outside that area.

Returned inside, thinking it was just a pretty moon. Asked my adult son to look at the "moon" that it was really bright. When he went out, he could not see anything. I returned outside and could no longer see anything.

I looked up moon rise and set times and it did not appear to correlate with this sighting.

Posted 2023-09-10

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