Reported: 2010-07-10 21:17 Pacific
Duration: 8 seconds
No of observers: 2
Location: Palm Springs, FL, USA
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object
Orange glowing round globe or ball hovering about 25 degrees above horizon then rapidly accelerating and disappearing to Northwest.
Around 9:08 pm or so on Saturday July 10, 2010, I was driving North on Congress Avenue and was about 1/2 mile from 10th Avenue when I saw an orange glowing ball or balloon shape above the tree line due west in direction (I was looking left out my driver's side window). The planet Venus was at an angle of 35 degrees in the horizon due West and the object was about 25 degrees angle from the horizon slightly to the north of Venus.
The glow was the same color as the Space Shuttle when it launches at night (I've seen about 5 night launches before). The glow looked like a thin ring on the outside with a solid glowing circle at the inside bottom of the ring. The object hovered or moved very slowly northwesterly for about 7-8 seconds. Then it rapidly accelerated and in a perfectly straight line toward the Northwest disappeared past the horizon in about 2 seconds looking more like a small star as it disappeared. I see planes fly over all the time from Palm Beach International Airport and this object was moving about 50-100 times faster when it disappeared. The only thing I've seen in the sky that moved as fast or had such characteristics was the Space Shuttle when it launched and even that wasn't moving as fast nor in such a perfectly straight line.
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