|Occurred : 10/30/2016 20:20 (Entered as : 10/30/16 20:20)
Reported: 10/30/2016 5:51:07 PM 17:51
Location: Knoxville, TN
|Bright stationary lights in Knox County, Tennessee.
Two stationary bluish white lights appearing as rapidly brightening stars (much brighter than Venus) were noticed at approx 40 degrees elevation while setting up my telescope. One object was 2-3x brighter than the other.
These lights were separated by about a full moon's diameter( 0.5 degrees) and gradually brightened and then faded from visibility. Definitely not a satellite or Iridium flare.
I am an avid skywatcher and have never seen anything like this. The "stars" were rock steady in the sky. I was unable to snap a photo before the objects faded away.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))