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Occurred : 8/19/2006 05:13 (Entered as : 08/19/06 5:13)
Reported: 8/21/2006 4:07:56 AM 04:07
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Fargo, ND
Shape: Flash
Duration:15-20 seconds
Update on bright flare...

Update: I did a bit of internet sleuthing after reporting the bright flash in the sky I witnessed the other morning. Apparently what I saw was the Iridium 54 satellite, which was scheduled to be over my location here in Fargo, ND at 05:12:09 on the date I had my sighting - Saturday, 19 August 2006. As I mentioned in my initial report, the flash of light I saw was almost alarmingly bright, and the chart I found on the website pegged Iridium 54 at a brightness magnitude of -7 on the logarithmic scale that measures light intensity. I'm assuming that the bright flare I saw a week or two back was the same object.