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Occurred : 4/9/2004 21:10 (Entered as : 04/09/2004 21:10)
Reported: 5/7/2004 10:09:55 PM 22:09
Posted: 5/10/2004
Location: New Orleans, LA
Shape: Light
Duration:20 seconds
Yellowish/orange star like light

April 9, 2004: At 8:45pm central time, I was observing the sky to the east and noticed a star like object in the sky that was moving downward. The object seemed to be rotating high in the atmosphere and was reflecting light at intervals of 3 to 4 seconds while it moved slowly downward, almost snakelike. The light seemed to be the steady magnitude of a dim star when not reflecting. I lost sight of the object at about 30 degrees above the horizon.

9:10pm: At my zenith facing eastward, I saw another star like object moving SSW and followed it for about 20 seconds with 7x35 binoculars. The color of the light through the binoculars was yellowish blending into an orange/red on the outer edge and did not blink or pulse. I could see no shape to the object, only light. I looked down to see what the time was, and when I looked back up, I could no longer find the object. Weather conditions were clear and mild.