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Occurred : 8/20/2006 21:45 (Entered as : 08/20/06 21:45)
Reported: 8/21/2006 9:27:20 AM 09:27
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Onion Creek, WA
Shape: Flash
Duration:1 second
TRACKING A FAINT SATELLITE, AND AN EMERGING FLASH!

This time of the year is a good time to star gaze.. I had been tracking satellites and just marveling at the heavens when I saw a very faint satellite traveling south in what seemed a normal orbit.. Often the visibility varies with the faint ones and I was straining to track this one.. In a flash,,there WAS a flash...only a second, but very very bright flash, seemingly very large in reference to the faint satellite. A natural phenom??? Unknown to me..very interesting.. Definitely not the ISS, which I saw a week or so ago..That was a TREAT! There were no aircraft in the area>I do have military training.