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Object Flight Path
I was outside waiting for the sun to set so I could observe the Comet PanSTARRS on Mar 12, 2013.
The sun's lower limb had just touched the horizon(not true horizon) and the object appeared for a brief moment directly above the sun. It appeared as though two plates were facing each other with a gap in the middle, the object was well lit between the two plate shapes with a white light that extended to what would be the edge. The two plates appeared red/orange this color I beleaved to be caused by the setting sun. Only thing is I didn't understand how the top plate could be colored by the sun because the sun was below it.
The object was only visible for a minute or so and then just disappeared. No movement at all in any direction.
Interestingly this object was observed again at a different location(about 15 miles further to the west) the very next night.(today March 13,2013) in the same relative position to the sun at the same time of sun set.
I first thought it might be the ISS, or even a geo stationary satellite, but there was no movement. Only and appearance and then just disappeared.
I was a commercial pilot for over 45yrs. and quite familiar with aircraft of all(most) types.
BTW: I did see the comet later on after the sun had disappeared below the horizon.
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