|Occurred : 7/4/2014 21:12 (Entered as : 07/04/14 21:12)
Reported: 7/8/2014 11:14:00 AM 11:14
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
|Orange pulsating light travels slowly then reverses direction and blinks off.
My wife and I were sitting in our kitchen when at 9:12 pm a orange light could be seen through patio slider door in the eastern sky. I immediately took note of the time and went outside with my wife. We are quite familiar with air traffic patterns here with Philadelphia Int. Airport 12 miles away and southwest of our location. We are also in the flight path of helicopters for local news outlets, coast guard, and Mcguire AFB. We are quite sure none of these can be confused with what we saw.
When first observed the orange light was at its brightest and pulsated. It was moving from the eastern sky towards the southeast at about 30 degrees above horizon. The light moved much slower than any aircraft I've seen. It didn't appear to be very large but would appear larger when at its brightest pulsation. We could not see if the light was attached to a craft. We watched this light for 4 minutes when it stopped for a brief moment then headed in the opposite direction for a brief time then just appeared to blink off.
This was the fourth of July and all of the local Firework shows were canceled due to the high winds left in the wake of hurricane Arthur. The sky was very clear due to the high front pushing down from Canada. Winds were coming from NNW. At one point an airliner seemed to be headed straight for the light heading NE. The airliner was closer to us than the light and it was appx. 2 miles away. Neither reacted to the other although I think the airline could probably see the light. They were both close to the same altitude.