Reported: 2001-08-13 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 30 min
No of observers: 2
Location: Boulder, CO, USA
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.
Report is consistent with the flare of an Iridium satellite. We will attempt to check the schedule of Iridium flashes at
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