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Occurred : 12/13/2005 19:50 (Entered as : 12/13/2005 19:50)
Reported: 12/13/2005 8:50:15 PM 20:50
Posted: 12/16/2005
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Flash
Saw three flashes, 2 that traveled east to west 1-2 minutes apart, followed by a third that went west to east. Same spot

While out in front of the house telling my daugher to drive carefully as she was going shopping, I looked up. The sky was well lit by a full moon high in the sky to my right (SE). I was looking northeast at the moonlight on contrail left by a passing jet on a cold clear night. The contrail was on a normal traffic pattern from south to north.

I saw a flash of light travel past at some what of a flat angle from east to west directly over the contrail. It lasted just about half a second. I said "hey, I just saw a shooting star". However, It was followed by a longer flash/streak, maybe .6 of a second, in almost the same spot and same direction only about a minute later. I thought maybe space junk? I haven't heard of any meteor showers, but could be. Then, about a minute later, the same thing happens only this time it goes from west to east. All objects appeared to disappear in roughly the area of the sky. Thats it.