|Occurred : 7/31/2019 21:52 (Entered as : 07/31/2019 21:52)
Reported: 8/1/2019 7:19:36 PM 19:19
Location: Manson, WA
|Pair of lights appears one over the other south of Chelan WA
Four of us star/planet gazing. Checking out Jupiter with binoculars in attempt to see its moons. Jupiter was almost due south, maybe a few degrees east of due south. Guessing 20 degrees above horizon.
Turned away for a second, other 3 witnesses started saying "what is that". Look again toward Jupiter. (unit for distance I will use the width of thumbnail at arm's length). About 1 unit left (east) of Jupiter and 2 or 3 below, two bright lights had now appeared, one exactly over the other. Spacing between the two lights was one unit or very close. Brightness of each was not quite as bright as Jupiter, or brighter than the few stars around Jupiter. Motion, barely detectable, but I felt they were moving north. The top one dimmed out in about 3 to 4 seconds, and then the bottom one dimmed out in the same amount of time. Checked phone app, could not find any satellites to match this close pair. Found some that were about a minute and a half ap! art on the app I have, but nothing found being that close together. One witness perceived their height to be lower than jet liner altitudes. I could not tell. My perception of their speed, after spotting satellites for years, is that they were moving far slower than the usual satellites I see. We did see the ISS at 22:25 hours as well.