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Occurred : 7/4/2011 23:45 (Entered as : 7/4/11 23:45)
Reported: 7/8/2011 5:22:20 PM 17:22
Posted: 7/17/2011
Location: John Day, OR
Shape: Flash
Duration:2 minutes
Eastern sky large flash star missing Super Nova?

Camping,Star gazing; our elevation 5180ft.

Eastern sky 1/2 way up off horizon.2 stars close together,1dim the other about 3times brighter. The dimmer one started flickering in brightness,which caught our eye.

Then it started to glow(like a light on the verge of burning out), Just as bright as its neighbor,and then, A flash of light,(like an old flashbulb), Which spilled out into the sky. Temporarily drowning out, or blocking the light from its brighter neighbor. Followed by 2 waves (Orange in color),of 1/2 Arcs (like rippling water, but not complete circles)on opposite sides of where the star was, Which was gone from the night sky. There was no sound and did not cast a shadow. The Milky Way was passing in front of these stars. I know the date. But, this was no firework.

Super Nova? I thought this would be on the news or the Web. But haven't found anything.