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Occurred : 1/25/2007 04:45 (Entered as : 01/25/07 04:45)
Reported: 1/27/2007 10:32:01 AM 10:32
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Shape: Flash
Duration:1 sec
Flash of light in Northern Sky near big dipper on Thursday 1/25/07 seen by two people.

Just under the big-dipper a large flash of light appeared.

The light didn't move across the sky, nor did it move an any direction. It was like a STAR expanded 1000 times the size and then went away.

I waited around for a sound or boom, but to no avail.

Three days later I am still thinking about this because stars do not expand like this. Almost like a flashlight from the sky clicked on, then off suddenly. The brightness was two times that of a star, but not blinding and 1000 times the size.

((NUFORC Note: Possible flare, caused by an Iridium satellite. PD))