Reported: 2008-07-18 22:56 Pacific
Duration: 5 seconds
No of observers: 1
Location: Chaska, MN, USA
Characteristics: Lights on object, Changed Colo
Bright light quickly fading to orange then disappearing
Going to bed late one night I laid in bed around 3am and turned on my left side and looked out my window directly behind my head to the southwest sky. There I saw a very bright light and quickly thought, "that has got to be a really bright planet". As soon as that thought crossed my mind it looked as though the object turned and the color faded from bright yellow to a QUICKLY fading orange color and continued to fade as it traveled northeast until it completely disappeared. This all happened in about 5 seconds.
I have lived in Chaska for about 10-months and am very familiar with the night sky as far as planet locations and star formations and that's why I was caught off guard when I saw this light as it seemed out of the ordinary. I have also seen plenty of satellites, shooting stars, airplanes, and helicopters and this was none of those, guaranteed.
I hope others will feel encouraged to post what they see especially those in or around Chaska, MN so I feel like my vision was validated although I don't deny what I saw to myself.
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