Occurred: 2020-09-04 21:00 Local
Reported: 2020-09-05 22:57 Pacific
Duration: 4 minutes
No of observers: 0

Location: Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Shape: Circle
Characteristics: Lights on object

Two craft traveling similar path stop completely and fade from sight, one after another.

Date: 09/04/20 Time: 9-9:15 pm., GMT Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado Description On the date and time listed above, I was located in my back yard observing the planets Jupiter and Saturn, facing in a southeastern direction. I was not using any equipment or devices to aid my observation. The sky appeared free of any interference such as clouds, dust, or smoke. I was not under the influence of any legal or otherwise substance or liquid.

As I continued to observe the location given above, I briefly averted my eyes away from the sky and when my eyes returned to the area of Jupiter and Saturn, I observed a white dot moving quickly along a path slightly east of a midway line between Jupiter and Saturn, moving in a straight line from SSE to NNW. At first I thought it might be the ISS, but realized it was moving too slow to be the ISS, having seen the ISS on several previous occasions. The size and brightness of the white dot was comparable to that of the ISS. I did not observe any flashing lights such as one might see when observing a high altitude airliner.

After realizing that the white dot was moving too slow to be the ISS, I continued watching the white dot until it reached a point NNW of Jupiter/ Saturn, at which time the dot stopped moving. It remained motionless but began to fade or diminish until it was no longer visible. I continued observing the location where the dot was last seen to see if it would reappear, but it did not.

After approximately 60 to 90 seconds, my attention was drawn to a moving white dot, identical to the first, in an area of the sky to the east of Saturn, traveling in a SE to NW direction, from south of a straight line from Saturn to Jupiter to a location NW of Saturn/Jupiter, but still east of the line of the first white dot. The description of this dot is identical to the first in size, brilliance, and color.

After achieving a point NW of Jupiter/Saturn, this dot also stopped and as I watched it also began to fade until it was no longer visible. I continued to observe the area of the last visible location of both dots to see if they reappeared, for a period of time of about ten minutes. I returned to my back yard several times over the next half hour but failed to observe any appearance of these two white dots.

Posted 2020-11-05

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