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Occurred : 10/3/2004 20:10 (Entered as : 10/03/2004 20:10)
Reported: 10/3/2004 8:46:57 PM 20:46
Posted: 10/27/2004
Location: Porter Ranch, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
Extremely bright yellow-orange light zipping across the San Fernando Valley.

I live in Porter Ranch in the Santa Susana Mountains on the northwestern end of the San Fernando Valley. Tonight at about 8:10 PM in the southern sky halfway between the horizon and zenith I saw a large very very bright yellow-orange light. With my arm fully extended and my thumb up against the light, it was about 1/4 the width of my thumb. It surprised me to be where it was, I was not aware of any planet or star of such magnitude in that part of the sky. It was not flashing as an airplane light would. I then noticed that it was slowly moving further south and then shooting up into the sky and becoming a white pinpoint of light as it continued traveling south across the San Fernando Valley. It finally grew too faint to see through the city lights. There was no sound. The incident lasted about 60 seconds.