A while ago I saw something in the sky early in the evening. At first, I thought it was a plane since it seemed far too bright to be a star - no other stars could be seen. However, it didn't move, so I ruled out that possibility.
It seemed to be relatively close to the horizon so I considered if it was a very high pole with some sort of light at the top, but after I walked for a few kilometres it was still at the same location.
During the few hours I looked at it, it moved a bit across the sky. I considered a satellite, but it didn't seem to move quite enough of what I anticipated a satellite would move.
Since then, I have seen it every evening when I remember to look for it.
Apart from this object only the moon could be seen. To me, it seemed like the moon moved in the same arched way across the sky as the object, but I could be wrong on the.
I have seen several questions on this site where someone asks "what was it?" which has been closed with "too broad". So I am not going to ask what it was. Instead I am curious about what I can do to figure out what it is? Which observations is relevant to make when looking at such objects? As someone who is curious about the sky, but does not have any instruments for doing any actual measurements can I actually do anything?
The first picture shows the object in the sky.
The second picture shows the same object, but where I have indicated the arch the object moved in as well as the moon and how that moved.