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Occurred : 12/29/2013 22:30 (Entered as : 12/29/13 22:30)
Reported: 12/29/2013 10:10:50 PM 22:10
Posted: 1/10/2014
Location: Naples, FL
Shape: Circle
Duration:30 seconds
Glowing orange light silently moving across sky in naples Florida 22:30 December 29, 2013

December 29, 2013 Naples, Florida. At approximately 10:30 on December 29, 2013 I was walking with my two children and a neighbour and we all noticed an orange glowing light in the sky. At first glance I thought it was maybe one of the planets because it was relatively large; however it was noticeably larger than any planet I've observed and was visibly moving. For another split moment I thought maybe it was some sort of fireball - such was the colour and shape. However its movement seemed steady and the shape/size consistent.

Also there appeared to be a very slight crescent glow (where the bright spot would be at the top centre of the crescent).

The light traveled south and at first it seemed to be maybe nearing us slightly, but then appeared to travel away from us while still moving south. Overall it was moving slowly - like an aircraft a few miles away. Then it disappeared by fading out over a period of maybe 5 seconds (overall our sighting time might have been around 30 seconds - we didn't see it appear so don't know how long it was visible).

There were no other lights around the orange 'ball' as we all wondered if it was the front lights (landing lights?) of an aircraft. There is a private airport nearby that has small jets and other aircraft frequenting it. The light however was definitely orange, not the clear/white we normally observe. Also there were no accompanying flashing lights. Also there was no sound; and it was a quiet evening.

There were some clouds in the sky, however it was mostly clear in this area at the time. There were stars visible in the sky. Later in the evening at around 11:00 we went outside to watch the sky again, but clouds at that point covered almost all of the visible sky.

We ultimately thought that maybe it was one of those floating lanterns and landed on that conclusion. Hopefully this information is helpful.