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Occurred : 10/30/2003 20:00 (Entered as : 10/30/2003 20:00)
Reported: 10/31/2003 10:12:40 AM 10:12
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Compton, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:10 minutes
Red Star like light in LA night sky

I noticed a bright light in the night sky (to put the luminosity and size into perspective, try and imagine Mars at it brightest X 2 and its luminosity about twice as bright)At first I thought it was some type of aircraft so I tried to determine if there was any movement. I noticed some movement though it was slow and purposeful. It was bright red - which is why I thought it was some type of aircrafe - and seemed to oscillate in its luminosity. It would grow brighter and larger then reduce in luminosity and size in no apparent pattern. We used a cheap Camcorder with a slight zoom lens to see a closer picture of whatever it was and it appeard in the small LCD as a red disk. After about ten minutes time it just dissappeared. About 90 seconds later in another part of the night sky - what appeared to be a shooting star appeared.