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Occurred : 12/24/2013 23:15 (Entered as : 12/24/13 23:15)
Reported: 12/24/2013 10:30:10 PM 22:30
Posted: 1/10/2014
Location: Stellenbosch (South Africa),
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Orange-red light in sky, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Christmas eve 23:15 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Walking to my car with my father and his wife when I noticed a bright orange-red light due south at about a 40 degree angle to the horizon. I mentioned it to the others and my father suggested it is a planet. I said it is not in the right place for a planet and it is too bright and deeply coloured. It seemed to pulsate but not in a predictable pattern.

After some time it smoothly moved further away still going south and the light became dimmer until it eventually disappeared. We couldn’t explain what it could be.

I remember seeing a similar light also on a Christmas eve about 25 years ago.