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Occurred : 3/18/2012 23:00 (Entered as : 03/18/12 23:00)
Reported: 3/19/2012 1:16:11 AM 01:16
Posted: 5/13/2012
Location: Gainesville, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:30 min
Bright light in western sky. Not a planet. Could not be identified by smartphone app.

March 18th 10 to 11 pm Eastern time I saw a bright orange light low in the western sky. It wasn't Venus or Jupiter because it was the wrong color and they had already set. It wasn't Mars because I could see Mars overhead at that time. I thought perhaps it was an airplane headlight, but I never saw any blinking lights on it and it's only movement was a slow downward descent like it was any other star or planet that was setting. It got slowly dimmer the lower in the sky it got. A smartphone with an app that identifies constellations and such could not identify it. According to the smartphone app it was just northeast of the constellation Aries.

Van Johnson Gainesville, FL