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Originally posted by spec_ops_wannabe
Okay, this happened earlier today during sunset. I have an idea as to what it could have been, but I am skeptical about it.
At about 7:04 pm, U.S. Central time, 3/14/08. I spotted an object just above the horizon in the same direction with the sun setting. Coordinates of my location were about 41*34'27.55"N and 90*31'19.55"W
I brought up Stellarium and checked to see what it might have been. I am guessing it was Pallas, but it says that Pallas is an asteroid in our solar system's asteroid belt.
The full name is Pallas Athena, the alternate name for the Greek goddess Athena.
It boggles my mind that it, of things why would it be visible so close to the sun if it's supposed to be way out beyond the sight of the naked eye.
Is there something I am missing here?