|Occurred : 6/12/2009 22:50 (Entered as : 6-12-2009 22:50)
Reported: 6/13/2009 9:39:27 AM 09:39
Location: Tulsa, OK
|Star gets brighter then fades completely out
While standing out on deck last night watching thunderstorms to the south, I turned to go in when I noticed in northern sky a light or star that should not have been there. I'm limited to star mass due to city light pollution so you get to know what is where from observing over the years. This star was bright and in wrong place. It got brighter and brighter and brighter and I thought I was possible seeing a nova. It was exciting but then upseting at the same time. About five seconds in it started fading and faded fast like it was dying. It didn't seem to move, it just went out. Strange to say the least. It was not in the atmosphere, it was among the stars. I'm wondering if any one else observed this event. It was different.
((NUFORC Note: Flare from Iridium satellite? PD))