|Occurred : 9/15/2011 19:45 (Entered as : 09/15/2011 19:45)
Reported: 9/15/2011 8:42:51 PM 20:42
Location: Chandler, AZ
|Bright Red Light in Sky in Southeast Phoenix Area
I live in the Northwest Chandler area, near Phoenix, and while leaving my apartment heading to our local store I noticed a bright red light in the eastern sky. I asked my girlfriend, "What is that?" We both stared at the red light for about 15-20 seconds trying to make sense of what we are seeing. I glanced back at my girlfriend to question the sighting as possibly a helicopter when it moved slowly east for 2-4 seconds. It slightly flickered as if it was pulsing and disappeared into the night sky.
The light source was bright red and unnaturally large to be a star or planet. Since living in the city, the light pollution tends to overpower most stars/planets, this one seemed to dominate the night sky. I would approximate its distance at 500-700 feet in the air. No audible sound was heard.