|Occurred : 2/16/2000 21:05 (Entered as : 02/16/00 21:05)
Reported: 2/16/2000 22:25
Location: Seattle, WA
|Bright star disappeared from sight.
Stargazing from my backyard I became aware of a very bright star. It was as bright as Saturn, which was also clearly visible as the night was very clear.Looking due West, the star (?) was almost half way between the Pleiades and the constellation Auriga. Then, as I was looking directly at it, it disappeared. It took about two seconds as it faded from view, dimming in brightness and then disappearing. I've spent thousands of hours looking at the sky and this was no jet or plane. This does however, mark the second time I've seen a star like object behave oddly.What could it have been?