|Occurred : 3/31/2012 22:10 (Entered as : 03-31-12 10:10)
Reported: 3/31/2012 10:40:39 PM 22:40
Location: Corinth, MS
Duration:4 to 5 seconds
|Orange/copper light very bright then faded quickly seen in Northeast Mississippi
We had been setting in our car port watching a storm roll through. As we were setting and talking, we were talking about how it must be about over because the stars were starting to show in various openings in the clouds. As I was looking North, at a small star at approximately two o'clock, I noticed a very bright Orange/copper colored light just below it, which was just an odd color for any stars I ever watched. I am a star gazer, and it was approximately 3 times the size and brightness as Jupiter is right now. Short of the moon, on a non-cloudy night, it would have easily been the brightest object in the sky. What made this very odd to me and made me really take notice was that it was brighter on the outside edge. It went from a darker, still bright, center to a very bright outer edge. It seemed reversed from a typical light that would be brightest in the middle. It stayed brilliant for about four seconds the began to shrink and fade away to noth! ing over a short few seconds. It did not travel in any specific direction and appeared to be completely stationary. I observed, with my wife, for about twenty more minutes but saw nothing else. Our view became obscured at times due to broken clouds rolling through.