|Occurred : 11/2/2015 18:15 (Entered as : 11/02/2015 18:15)
Reported: 11/2/2015 5:48:38 PM 17:48
Location: Durango, CO
|Two objects that brighten to 1st magnitude and dim to be no longer visible in southeast sky
From 6 pm or earlier, my husband and I sat on our deck viewing the southeastern sky during twilight from our deck.
Around 6:14 pm two objects (appearing starlike) began to gradually increase in brightness in proximity to Neptune's current location and about 3 degrees north of Fomalhaut (1st magnitude star in Piscis, according to my iphone app Star Guide.)
The two objects were about 1 degree apart and gradually brightened to become the brightest objects in the twilight sky, then dimmed until they were no longer visible by naked eye. The visibility period lasted about 3 to 4 minutes, from 6:14 to 6:18.
They did not appear to change location.
Perhaps these were two fixed satellites that momentarily caught sunlight. But I am not sure.