Gorgeous Orange Objects Over Albuquerque New
January 4, 2012
Date: January 4, 2012
I spotted a gorgeous large orange glow in
the western sky of Albuquerque when I got up
out of bed for a drink of water at 3:00 this
a.m. It was completely dark, except for the
twinkling light of the skyline.
was much, much larger and looked like an
orange harvest moon, yet it is January.
'moon' for lack of a better term, was
'setting' into the horizon line before it
disappeared completely. The whole thing
happened pretty slowly, over the course of a
It was a
cloudless night and not a cloud in the sky,
however, I could not see a complete sphere,
as it was partially shrouded by something
dark. It looked like a pie where someone had
eaten 1/4 of the pie, as it was partially
shrouded and also descended into the horizon
before it was completely gone.
I am not
usually up at 3:00 a.m., so I don't know if
the moon typically 'sets' like the sun
would, let's say- or, rather, as my
experience dictates, is that the moon fades
away from bright white to fainter white. as
Also, if it
was the moon, would it 'set' at 3:00 a.m.?
As it is January, would it be unusual to
have a large glowing harvest moon visible,
right before it disappears into the horizon
at 3:00 a.m. in January?