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Occurred : 9/3/2014 20:00 (Entered as : 09/03/14 20:00)
Reported: 9/8/2014 5:56:11 PM 17:56
Posted: 9/10/2014
Location: Clinton Township, MI
Shape: Light
Duration:30 minutes
Tube shaped illuminated object in the sky at sunset.

I live on the 7th floor of an apartment house with a balcony on the west side of the building. I watch the sunsets nightly, weather permitting. This particular night, the sunset filled the western sky with a brilliant orange, fading to the color of a blood orange. All of a sudden, I noticed what looked like a fluorescent light tube in the sky,in front of the sunset. It was perfectly vertical, appeared to be emitting it's own light and not moving, although the sunset was sinking below the horizon behind this tube. The tube remained illuminated in a white light. It remained stationary until the sunset was gone and at that point it began to fade until I could no longer see it. To get an idea of the size of the tube, I held my arm out at full length and it was the size of my little finger at arms length.