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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/3/2020 20:55 (Entered as : 08/03/2020 20:55)
Reported: 8/3/2020 9:54:45 PM 21:54
Posted: 8/6/2020
Location: Irvine, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 12 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Star-type object began slowly moving across sky and then suddenly vanished

On the evening of Monday, August 3, 2020 my son and I stepped outside to enjoy a glorious full moon rising above the trees down our street.

At 8:55pm the skies were clear and the temperature was 70° F.

My son noticed what appeared to be star above us beginning to move across the sky in a due easterly directly. To be clear, this wasn’t an airplane and didn’t emit the standard FAA blinking light patterns typically associated with commercial aircraft.

We both observed the object. As it moved across the sky, I mentioned to my son, “that doesn’t appear to be an airplane.” He agreed. What we both observed can best described is an object resembling a star moving across the night sky, however it definitely wasn’t a shooting star.

After approximately ten seconds the object began fading in luminosity, not due to its increasing distance, but as if it was intentionally being faded by a dimmer mechanism. It then vanished completely .