I was at home checking e-mail. The North window was to my left and something bright caught my eye. I turned to look and saw the bright orange/pink light moving toward the North. I stood up and leaned toward the window to get a better look. The brightness, color and shape never changed. I knew it was not an airplane at that point. It moved in a deliberate direction from South to North. I first saw it at about 45* above the horizon and it vanished less than 45 seconds later at 20* or less above the horizon. It was not blocked by anything. It just simply vanished suddenly. I was confused at first and then, I was more or less stunned. I had never seen anything that looked like this before. I remained confused and awed by this even after it was gone from sight. The object just vanished very abruptly.