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Occurred : 9/15/2017 19:45 (Entered as : 9/15/17 19:45)
Reported: 9/16/2017 5:21:08 PM 17:21
Posted: 9/21/2017
Location: West Des Moines, IA
Shape: Light
Duration:30-45 seconds
Bright orange light moving slowly overhead.

Walking out of a store, I noticed a very bright light, thought it was a plane as it was coming from the direction of the airport on the south side. At that time it was very low on the horizon and it was orange moving in a northwest direction. It was very bright, it didn't seem to be moving too fast and will guess it was a lower altitude than usual for a plane but possibly similar to a helicopters altitude. Unable to assign a shape to it except it may have had a cross or a + sign in the center of it. It was bright orange possibly a slightly red orange. It made no noise and the event lasted 30 or 45 seconds. It passed directly overhead. Have had telescopes in the past and many years ago saw an object very high in the night sky with binoculars in northern Minnesota that I couldn't identify, realized later it was a geo-stationary satellite .