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Occurred : 7/4/2007 21:02 (Entered as : 07/04/07 21:02)
Reported: 7/4/2007 9:46:09 PM 21:46
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: La Mesa, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:5 minutes
Single small bright red stationary object in southern sky

Observed a single, very small, bright red object in the southern sky near Jupiter and Antares. Flickered similarly to a star but more slowly and with more variation in brightness. The shape was indeterminate due to the flickering and small size.

Object remained stationary for about four minutes after initial observation and then appeared to slowly move lower in the sky, suddenly blinking out after 1 minute of motion at about 15° elevation.

Object did not resemble a plane due to it remaining very still for four minutes, and due to the slow, irregular flicker. The color was a brilliant red, similar to that of a laser pointer.

Although this occurred on the fourth of July, it did not resemble fireworks in any way.