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Occurred : 7/18/2020 17:00 (Entered as : 07/18/2020 17:00)
Reported: 7/19/2020 1:34:09 PM 13:34
Posted: 7/23/2020
Location: Merced, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration: Until 5 minutes after sun
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Bright white ring over Merced

At approximately 17:00 Hrs. on Saturday July 18, 2020 Spotted a bright object hovering nearly directly overhead at Latitude 037 deg. 19' 34.0062 N, Longitude -120 deg.-28' -49.7484 W.

Looked at object with Binoculars and it appeared to be a bright ring of light. Called a family member who is approximately 4 miles away at Latitude 037deg. 19' 52.0422 N , Longitude -120 deg. -28 -44.5434 W. He also looked at the objected with binoculars and identified it as having a bright ring. The object remained in place as the sun and began to dim as the sun approached the horizon. As the object dimmed I began to see a bright flashing white light in the center of the ring. At about 5 minutes after sunset the ring had completely faded away and the flashing light was no longer visible.