|Occurred : 7/15/2017 23:10 (Entered as : 07/15/17 23:10)
Reported: 7/14/2017 11:01:48 PM 23:01
Location: Windsor (Canada), ON
|Red/orange light over Detroit.
After taking sunset pics from Windsor side of Detroit River, looking toward Detroit, the sky was darkening, when I noticed a small bright red/orange light coming from the north below high clouds over Detroit. I thought at first it was likely a plane or helicopter, but it was a single, unblinking light. I thought it may be a Chinese lantern, as I 'd seen several launched in the same area a year ago, but it wasn't a flame creating the light.
When I realized it had no easy explanation, I reached for my camera phone and quickly set it to the highest 4x magnification and tried to get a video, but full magnification didn't pick it up and while I was attempting to find it on screen, it disappeared.
It was a slow, steady moving light that came from the north (moderate winds from the west) that without changing speed, abruptly changed direction 3 times before it disappeared. It kind of resembled the speed of a satellite, but was a small, but bright unchanging red/orange light that flew under the high clouds.
Thought it might have been a drone, but it seemed to be a mile or more high and I didn't think drones flew that high.