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Occurred : 7/4/2010 21:00 (Entered as : 07/04/2010 21:00)
Reported: 7/6/2010 11:19:01 PM 23:19
Posted: 7/10/2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 minutes
A bright yellow light over Albuquerque on July 4th 1/2 hour before the city fireworks display

What I saw was a bright yellow spherical light moving parallel to the western side of the Sandia Mountain range. It took place a Balloon Fiesta Park with 50,000+ people there for the 4th of July fireworks display which started about ½ hour after my sighting. The light was not flashing, but was constant. The size is hard to determine, but I’m estimating the height of the light to be 10,000 ft, moving much slower than a commercial jet which I could see much further to the west. I didn’t mention this sighting to anyone, because only in retrospect did its strangeness sink in.