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Occurred : 12/1/2014 16:45 (Entered as : 12/1/14 16:45)
Reported: 12/1/2014 6:07:30 PM 18:07
Posted: 12/5/2014
Location: Lowell, MA
Shape: Circle
Duration:2-3 seconds
Strange orange object with trail appearing and disappearing quickly at civil twilight.

I was driving north on Route 3 near Lowell, MA, around 16:45. I was looking up at the sky which was still well-lit (Civil Twilight), when I saw a single solid orange, circular, object appear out of the sky.

It moved much quicker than an airplane and had a distinct trail traveling behind it. The direction it was moving from my perspective was approximately a 135° angle, or between 3 and 9 o'clock if referencing a clock. It appeared to be traveling away from me. The object was only in sight for approximately 2-3 seconds.

The sky conditions were partly cloudy but the direction of which the 'UFO' appeared was cloudless. There were no trees or other objects obstructing my view of the object.

My initial thoughts of the object was either a comet, or some other debris entering the atmosphere, but I feel it wouldn't just appear and disappear so quickly.