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Ok there is another question like this from a month ago. I am in Boise Idaho, and at 6:55 PM MST Nov 15, 2022, two lights brighter than Jupiter were about an inch to the north and east. The two lights and Jupiter made almost a straight line. I had enough time to pull out my star map to see if they were other planets- they were not. They then got brighter and then faded out.

Similar it sounds to another post from a month ago. Not Jupiter moons not Neptune which is to the west. Not satellites. No movement. What are possible explanations for these?

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  • $\begingroup$ If astronomical, they were satellites. There most likely was motion but very small due to the range. If not astronomical, then you will not find the answer on Astronomy S.E. $\endgroup$
    – JohnHoltz
    Nov 16, 2022 at 5:22
  • $\begingroup$ Also astronomy.stackexchange.com/questions/21960/… $\endgroup$
    – ProfRob
    Nov 16, 2022 at 14:54
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    $\begingroup$ If it happens again, check flightradar24.com for an airplane flying toward you. $\endgroup$
    – Mike G
    Nov 16, 2022 at 15:57
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    $\begingroup$ I added the date to your timestamp, is that correct? The aircraft headlight explanation seems viable, Boise Airport's runways run nortwest/southeast and Jupiter will be in the southeast $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Nov 17, 2022 at 0:42
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    $\begingroup$ Hi there all thank you for the notes! The two lights were not moving and we’re not planes. Know the airport and the patterns well since I do work out there. Being a pilot I can assume you these were not planes flying at me which you are correct, in that they can look like a light staying still. Total head scratcher. $\endgroup$ Nov 19, 2022 at 3:38

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