Occurred: 2001-08-12 04:00 Local
Reported: 2001-08-13 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 30 min
No of observers: 2

Location: Boulder, CO, USA

Shape: Light


small light grows extemelt bright and then dissapears.

Last nite a friend and I went up into the mountains to watch the meteor shower. I kept noticing this star that seemed to be moving from north to south. I figured it was probably a sattelite, and thus didn't pay too much attention to it. Although, several minutes later I noticed it in a completely different part of the sky and still moving from north to south. It was hard to keep track of because it was so small and dim. I gave up on trying to keep track of it after a while, and then all of the sudden it started growing in brightness, and for a second it was the brightest thing in the sky. After this brightness dissapated, the light kept moving in the same direction and dissapeared.



NUFORC Note:

Report is consistent with the flare of an Iridium satellite. We will attempt to check the schedule of Iridium flashes at . PD


Posted 2001-08-20

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