|Occurred : 10/25/2017 20:27 (Entered as : 10/25/17 20:27)
Reported: 3/19/2019 11:25:25 PM 23:25
Location: Penticton (Canada), BC
|Pair of large satellites spaced an outheld hand's thumb width apart, travelling rapidly on polar orbit, and much brighter than ISS.
Witnessed two very bright lights separated by an outheld hand's thumb width, travelling on a S-N orbit, at 20:27 Oct. 25 2017. Travelled horizon to horizon over the course of a minute or so.
Lights were similar to (but significantly brighter than) historical ISS and Shuttle combo overflights, and closer in brightness to Iridium flare at peak brightness (-6 or -7 mag?).
Pair moved rapidly (faster than ISS overflight), definitely high altitude (space), and were shining brightly the whole time (large objects vs panel reflection from smaller satellites).
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides invalid contact information. PD))