|Occurred : 8/12/2001 04:00 (Entered as : 08/12/01 4:00)
Reported: 8/13/2001 21:08
Location: Boulder, CO
|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 <www.heavens-above.com>. PD))