NUFORC Sighting 64766

Occurred: 2008-06-24 21:15 Local
Reported: 2008-07-25 07:46 Pacific
Duration: Instant
No of observers: 1

Location: Sterling, VA, USA

Shape: Flash


Not sure the qualifies but last night 6-24-08 around 9:10 p.m. while sitting in my back yard, I was observing the clear sky and bright stars. I was facing towards the Potomac River looking slightly north-west at a group of three bright stars that formed an astrological triangle. I am no expert but I think it was a group that includes Polaris. As I was gazing at these stars just to the left a very bright light flashed head on then disappeared. It did not shoot across the sky it came on then went out almost like someone turned on a flashlight in the sky then turned it off. It was 10 times the size of the stars I was looking at. Only thing I can think of perhaps I was witnessing a meteor head on instead of sideways. Is this possible? or did something explode?

Posted 2008-08-12

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