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Occurred : 5/14/2017 23:00 (Entered as : 051417 23:00)
Reported: 5/15/2017 4:43:27 AM 04:43
Posted: 5/15/2017
Location: Des Moines, IA
Shape: Circle
Duration:1 minute
orange/amber fuzzy sphere moving across sky in Central Iowa, S.E. to N.W.

While in the backyard of my home, I glanced up at the sky, S.E. direction, and noticed a glowing orange/amber circle of light slowly moving to the N.W., moving slowly but discernibly. It almost looked like an amber street light from a distance, was fuzzy, and had jagged lines coming from the center of the object.

It started about 45 degree angle from horizon, moved up and over my head but very far in the distance. When it was in the western sky, I lost track of it due to the trees obscuring the view. I was in total shock as I had never seen something like that before. It made no noise and did not change color, shape, or speed.