Location of Sighting: Baker City, Oregon
Date of Sighting: July 21, 2018 (& Previous Nights)
Time of Sighting: 2:30 AM PDT (Time Sighting Reported)
Description: A woman has been seeing a bright orange light hovering in south to southeast sky for the past five nights. The light is brighter than surrounding stars. When viewed through binoculars the light appears to have a dark center surrounded by orange lights.
Additional Information Received From Witness: It looks completely different than any stars in the area and smaller than the moon, but not by a whole lot. When we zoomed in on it with binoculars what I saw very closely resembled the picture posted recently on your site in Iowa or Illinois I forget which? And it is very much in orange color like fire orange. We watched it move along the horizon. A few nights ago we could actually see clouds reflecting orange light around it so it was obvious that it was in our atmosphere.
Note: The witness has been viewing the planet Mars which is very bright in the southern sky this month. Mars has brightness of -2.7. Venus is the brightest planet and sometimes reaches brightness magnitudes below -4.0. (Lower numbers indicate increasing brightness.) Also Mars is characteristically red or red-orange. A photo taken by one of my security cameras in Helena, MT shows Mars. Mars was still visible about 30 minutes before sunrise on July 22, 2018.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.