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At the time of the event i was passing the rear door of my home and heard an airplane approaching. this is typical due to being in the flight path of lambert st. louis airport. i notice what i thought to be the space station coming up over the tree line. we often spot the space station and satellites from our back yard. however this particular light was larger and more brilliant than that of the space station. when the orb topped the tree line from my vantage point it stopped and hovered. holding its position for several moments as i tried to get my youngest child’s attention from within the home, the orb did not move. when my child finally joined me they too observed the orb hovering and holding its position. we were unable to gauge the distance against any landmarks. there were no flashing lights or sound and did not resemble a drone as we own a dji phantom 3 professional. we observed the light for approximately 8 minutes in total. the light traveled what i believe to be east and stopped to hover for several moments and then changed directions heading south and eventually lost site behind a tree.