|Occurred : 11/19/2018 18:20 (Entered as : 11/19/18 18:20)
Reported: 11/19/2018 9:30:14 PM 21:30
Location: Issaquah, WA
|Two bright lights near the moon that were stationary and slowly faded out
Clear night, 3/4 moon. I was exiting my car with a load of groceries and looked up at the moon. Approx. 12 degrees east of the moon were two bright lights, about 2 degrees apart. My first thought was satellites, but they did not appear to be moving (or if they were, they were very slow). I witnessed this for about twenty seconds before I put my bags down to get my phone out to take a picture. At this point the lights both began to fade, and 10 seconds later they were gone.
I have been an avid star watcher for decades and I was confused because 1. They were not stars of any constellation in that part of the sky, 2. The lights were if equal brightness and size, and 3. Although they appeared at first to be satellites, they were stationary.
I am aware of the north/south path of most satellites, and how they can become brighter and fade as they shine in and out of the sun, but this was not the case.
I'm reporting this because I sincerely don’t know what I saw, and maybe someone else saw it as well.