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Occurred : 4/17/2012 22:00 (Entered as : 04/17/12 22:00)
Reported: 4/18/2012 10:25:34 PM 22:25
Posted: 5/13/2012
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Shape: Flash
Duration:2 seconds
Redsish star or Mars appeared to fade away

I was looking into the southwestern sky in the late evening. The sky was clear. I had been looking for aircraft in that area. I saw what at first appeared to be a reddish star or Mars, but then realized the stars were not in the right place for that to be the case. The reddish star faded out and I was somewhat shocked to see that happen since the star was stationary while I was looking at it. I don’t know what it was. The light did not come back or reappear as a star might reappear if occluded.