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Occurred : 8/25/2015 23:40 (Entered as : 08/25/2015 23:40)
Reported: 8/25/2015 9:09:41 PM 21:09
Posted: 8/27/2015
Location: Knoxville, TN
Shape: Light
Duration:~10 minutes
Light in the north direciton, 40 degrees above horizon, very slowly alternating colors.

Observed a light, rather bright, but not much larger in apparent diameter than a star or planet, that was clearly changing colors, alternating white, then reddish and greenish, yellow/blue, alternatively, but not at all in the "blinking" fashion of an airplane.

Color changes were much slower, changing color every second or so. The light was "scintillating" or pulsing, which could have been caused by the slight wind as well. It was visible in the North-North-West direction, about 40 degrees above the horizon.

It was moving slightly, slowly, apparently going further in the north direction, and/or lower toward the horizon. It became hidden behind trees after about 10 minutes of observation. I called two of sons to observe that with me.

I tried to take pictures/movies with iPhone but the pictures do not show anything. It could be a distant airplane but I was very surprised by the pace and diversity of changing colors.