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Occurred : 9/28/2001 05:45 (Entered as : 09/28/01 5:45)
Reported: 9/28/2001 11:39:27 AM 11:39
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Marin County, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:10 seconds
Moving object changes brightness and intensity

Between the constellation of Orion and Triangulum what first appeared to be a sattelite miving in a southern direction, suddenly intensified greatly in brightness as if falling, then returned to normal brightenss continuing its southern direction at same speed. The intensity reached at the height of event was equal to full moon brightness.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the sighting may have been caused by the "flare" of an Iridium satellite. PD))