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Occurred : 8/24/2006 22:00 (Entered as : 8/24/06 22:00)
Reported: 1/9/2007 6:22:28 PM 18:22
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Farmington, MN
Shape: Flash
Duration:1 second
Explanation for 8/24/06 Flash (*please do not post, this is not a report*)

Dear NUFORC, As I looked into the bright green flash event that illuminated the sky on August 24, 2006, I discovered one possible explanation for the event others that live near me wittnessed as well. One day, while speaking with my father about the event, he had said he saw the same phenomena. We talked about it, and past "green flash" events, and traced it back to an air-fuel making plant located in Rosemount, MN, which emits such flashes at times.

Rosemount is about 5 miles North East of my location, and where me and a friend witnessed the same event as well.

Once also, there was a powerfull explosion that came from the plant around five years ago, which illuminated the entire night sky to the point that it was seen from Eagan, MN, which is an estimated seven miles from the plant. Now I cannot fully include that this is the cause of the flash, but that is what I am now assuming the cause is.

Thank you (COURTESY OF MILE DETERMINATION: GOOGLE MAPS)