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Occurred : 9/11/2005 05:25 (Entered as : 09/11/2005 05:25)
Reported: 9/11/2005 6:23:17 AM 06:23
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Shape: Circle
Duration:10 seconds
A dim orange sphere, traveling in a sweeping curve.

I was sitting in the parking lot ready to go into work, with my moon roof open, when I saw what appeared to be a shooting star traveling NNW at perhaps 1000 ft altitude. It was a dim orange orb. It did not dissapear after a second or so, like a shooting star. It remained visible traveling at a high rate of speed (3000mph) and over central Albuquerque began a sweeping curve to the west. The curve continued until it was traveling WSW until it traveled out of sight. I might point out that when I first saw it, it came right over the Kirtland AFB. The object's light emission never varied, staying a dim orange the entire 10 seconds of the episode. I could not discern the size of the object, but a guess would be that it was no more than a 30 feet sphere.