People call sheriff's office believing Jupiter might be UFO

PORT ANGELES, Wash. - Clallam County Undersheriff Ron Peregrin says his dispatchers received several early morning calls from folks worried that a shiny object in the dark sky might be a UFO.

He says staffers grabbed their binoculars and were able to reassure the Thursday morning callers that the object was just Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system.

Jupiter has been dramatically big and bright in the night sky in recent days. Last week it passed 368 million miles from Earth, its closest approach since 1963.