Woke up early (5:40-5:45am) and stepped out on the porch to smoke a cigarette. sky was cloudy but with large breaks between. moon was bright in the sse sky. noticed two bright stars in the ssw sky spaced approximately two finger widths at arms-length. i was thinking they might be the belt stars of orion with the third belt star being obscured by the brightness of the moon. a minute or two had passed, and i was looking directly at them, when the star that was to the right side suddenly accelerated and disappeared southward or downward. it left a very brief light trail, about a finger width long at arms-length, that vanished almost immediately. prior to its disappearance it was absolutely stationary in relation to the other star. after a few moments a plane flew through from the sw. i consulted the star charts online and see that the bright star that remained was actually jupiter. the other object was just as bright until it disappeared. that's what i saw.