|Occurred : 10/22/2008 17:45 (Entered as : 10/23/08 17:45)
Reported: 10/22/2008 9:52:10 PM 21:52
Location: Sacramento, CA
|Two stationary bright lights in southern sky observed 30 secs then dimmed and disappeared
looking south from Sacramento I noticed two bright lights/spheres appearing approx two degrees apart, at about 27 degrees up from horizon. One was approx magnitude of Jupiter, the other slightly dimmer. I noticed these objects immediately, as they "didn't belong" in their location, and Jupiter was visible to the west at the time.
They remained bright and steady, NOT moving as satellites or aircraft, and begin to quickly dim after approx 30 seconds. Color was shiny white...and the person observing with me asked,"where did they go?!!!" I have been a "sky watcher" for many years, and these objects "didn't belong".
The really strange thing was the fact that they appeared absolutely stationary.
A slight "smudge" of light remained for approx 15 secs after they dimmed and dissappeared.