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Occurred : 12/1/2000 19:20 (Entered as : 12/01/00 7:20pm)
Reported: 12/1/2000 07:33
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: South Bend, IN
Shape: Light
Duration:5 seconds
saw light/western sky/thought it was planet/mars?(red hue on white)/no movement/observed for four five seconds/looked away/back-gone

earlier in the evening i pointed out to my son the moon in the south sky, and a light just west of the moon, which i told him was a planet, probably jupiter. We were driving home. this was in the 6pm hour. just before 7:30, i went to the back door of my house to quiet my dog who was barking a t pedestrians or another dog. When i opened the door, i noticed a round steady light in the west sky. I was surprised at how far the planet (jupiter?) had moved away from the moon, which i could see to the south. I looked at the 'planet' for a few seconds, and picked up a red hue in it. i thought that it might be mars. i looked away to yell at the dog. when i looked back up, the light was gone. I never heard a noise, or saw any movement. It's a very clear, cold night here. I could see planes clearly. I have peered around the garage to see if it had set, i saw nothing. it was there, i looked away for a few seconds, looked back, and it was gone.