Near 5:20 PM Pacific time tonight, 65-year-old retiree Steve Barone had a gut feeling that he should go outside his Summerlin South home in west Las Vegas. He has been monitoring the night sky in Las Vegas since 2014. His home is on a raised region of Las Vegas western foothills and at night he often sees strange moving lights that do not act like typical helicopters or small planes or jets or airliners or noisy drones. All the strange light activity seems silent.

Tonight he took with him his Luna Optics night-vision monocular, which is a modified refracting telescope designed to improve brightness of objects in low-light conditions. So whatever photons are in the sky — stars, aircraft, UFOs — they and the night sky are brightened as green or white phosphoresence so the human retinas can see in darkness.

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