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Occurred : 2/25/2017 18:15 (Entered as : 02/25/2017 18:15)
Reported: 2/27/2017 12:53:31 PM 12:53
Posted: 3/10/2017
Location: Long Beach, CA
Shape: Oval
Duration:20 seconds
Dark round disc with bright steady orange light over Long Beach, CA. 02/25/2017

I saw one steady and quite bright orange light about the magnitude of Venus or brighter moving rapidly from southwest over the harbor in a northerly direction over the city of Long Beach, California. Weather conditions were clear – no rain or clouds. It emitted no sound. I could not estimate its altitude. As it passed overhead there was enough ambient light form the setting sun to back light it so that I could see that the light was attached to a colorless or black object with a more or less round or oval shape. It was the size of a dime held at arm’s length. I watched it until it disappeared behind the house I was stand next to. My first conclusion was that it could have been a drone, but it didn’t have the characteristic kind of movements usually displayed by drones. Neither did it display any flashing lights characteristic of most drones that I have seen.