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Occurred : 12/22/2016 18:40
Reported: 12/22/2016 7:21:08 PM 19:21
Posted: 12/30/2016
Location: Garland, TX
Shape: Light
Duration:20 minutes
bright light larger and brighter than anything in the sky. stationary google christmas star..thats it

i went out at 1840 pm to have a smoke and noticed a big bright light in the southwest sky. I first thought it was a aircraft of sometime but it wasnt moving. i watched it for 7-10 minutes and it was stationary in the sky. This light was huge compared to stars and other lights in the sky. I put my little finger on my right hand over the light to try and gauge its size. The lights size was that about halve the size of a pencil eraser. It was very bright and to be honest the closest thing I could compare it too and i know this sound hokey but it's shape reminded me of "the star of Bethlehem"...just a big bright light with a four point star look. I came inside house to grab camcorder and it's battery was dead so i started charging my camera. I then went to google and googled astronomy events and all i could find was that Jupiter was near waning crescent moon at 1am this morning. I could find nothing about what I was seeing. I went back out and watched some more and it was just a big stationary light. At no time did i think this was a Helicopter as I see those all the time with there spot lights on. Since it was dark I couldnt tell if this was a celestial or terrestrial light...i believe it was celestial. I came back outside at 1950 and the light is completely gone!! it is just gone...we do have some clouds but I can still see the stars that are much dimmer than this light in the southwest sky. I have no idea what I saw. I wanted to submit this report in case someone else witnessed the same thing. I just googled star drawings and the image that fits what I saw is the "christmas star"...that's the closest i can describe for you.