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Occurred : 2/17/2008 17:00 (Entered as : 02/17/08 17:00)
Reported: 2/18/2008 1:37:42 AM 01:37
Posted: 3/4/2008
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Other
Duration:>6 minutes
odd orb on horizon at sunset

A ball of slightly colored light shone above the horizon which at first I took for the sun shining through the clouds. But the sun, as it turns out, was farther south on the horizon. I've seen a rocket take off from afar leaving a trail of gases which refracted the setting sun's rays, and this looked like that in magnitude, color, and intensity. Except this was a discrete, albeit diffuse, orb.

Anomaly is on west horizon above hills at five o'clock pm looking from 39th and Powell.

It was quite odd. Initially I could have sworn it was the sun behind clouds.

Cellphone photos, once on computer, bear out weirdness. Go figure.