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Occurred : 7/23/2016 18:05 (Entered as : 07/23016 18:05)
Reported: 7/23/2016 4:53:05 PM 16:53
Posted: 8/2/2016
Location: Lake Charles, LA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:20 minutes
fast moving planet or other celestial object? Read and personally view yourself at earlier times

I was sitting outside my home which faces SSE (170 degrees) and looked up and noticed a spherical object much like a planet at about 40 degrees in the sky (and at 160 degrees, which is further SE than my home sits) at an extremely high altitude. It was much larger than the planet Jupiter or Saturn. (Was very large with small binoculars.) I also noticed this object was higher than cirrus clouds/chem trails, and moving towards the Northwest as the clouds moved to the Southeast. There were no erratic movements (zig zag, etc) it just headed to the Northwest. Within 20 minutes, the clouds ended up blocking my entire view when it was at my 70 degree angle and directly South of my location. My wife and her sister also noticed this event. I will try and see if this object is still visible tomorrow and for the next few days.

(Note: I'm a certified private pilot and took an astronomy class at LSU 25 years ago, and never saw anything like this)