|Occurred : 6/20/2012 22:20 (Entered as : 06/20/12 22:20)
Reported: 6/20/2012 11:06:27 PM 23:06
Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID
|Bright light that dimmed out
The sighting occurred on June 20th at around 10:20pm in Northern Idaho. I was looking at the stars and noticed a very bright star at about 30 degrees off the horizon straight south. It looked about 5 times larger and brighter than the next brightest star in the sky. It looked like it was moving very slowly to the west and then a flashing light that appeared to be a plane passed a few degrees below it going east. At that point the bright star seemed to reverse course for a very brief period and then dimmed out at about the speed you would see a light on a dimmer go dark, not instantly. It was then completely gone. Perfectly clear night. The entire sighting lasted maybe 10 seconds. I watched the area of the sky for another 10 minutes or so and never saw anything else. If I didn’t see the movement, which was very minimal, I would think I had just witnessed a star go supernova. Although, I have no idea if that would dim out that quickly.
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