Location of Sighting: Washington, D.C.
Date of Sighting: October 17, 2018
Time of Sighting: 6:33 PM EDT
Description: I was walking west across 18th street on the corner of Columbia. I was admiring a white/orange light in the sky that I thought may have been Mars. I thought that it was Mars because of the size and color, though I know the position and size wasn’t quite right. It looked more like Mars did mid summer of 2018, large and bright. As I watched it, it faded and vanished in place. I continued to watch the sky for any sign of movement, plane, satellite or otherwise. I did not see anything else. I looked at the time and it was 6:33 PM. There were planes in the sky at lower positions that were still very much lit up by the sun. This is not the first time I have seen something like this and it is not the first time I have seen strange objects in the skies over DC. 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.