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Occurred : 8/20/2000 23:05 (Entered as : 08/20/00 23:05)
Reported: 8/21/2000 08:25
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Placerville, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:5 min
Bright orange object moving in a east/northeasterly direction

I was out taking a break when I noticed to the north west a bright orange glowing object moving in an easterly/north easterly direction. The object was shimmering, similar to a star, only bright orange. While I was watching the object dimmed and brightened several times. It seemed to be moving very slowly. The object stayed about 5-10 degrees above the horizon as it moved. It moved about 10-15 degrees in the 5 minutes I watched it. I lost sight of the object after the 5 minutes.