However, I noticed a very faint moving object - it was moving steadily and slowly across the sky. I assumed it was just a satellite or airplane. But it got brighter and brighter until it seemed almost as bright as Venus which was very bright in the eastern sky. It reached a maximum brightness and then as it continued across the sky faded away back into nothingness. It went from being barely visible to maximum brightness back into nothing. It had quite a vivid bright neon blue color, especially noticable when at its brightest, unlike the white stars. It came and went in the space of probably about 20-30 seconds, it's hard to judge these things accurately.
I certainly don't think it was an alien spacecraft, but this seems to be the right forum to post about seeing odd things in the sky.
Any clue as to what I witnessed?
Edited by Archimedes, 11 April 2012 - 08:33 PM.