|Occurred : 6/23/2007 23:15 (Entered as : 06/23/07 23:15)
Reported: 6/24/2007 5:39:03 PM 17:39
Location: Old Station, CA
|A bright object in the night sky flashed brighter as it moved through the sky.
On Saturday June 23, 2007 at approximately 23:15, my two adult daughters and my teenage son were stargazing near Old Station, in northern California. My oldest daughter noticed a flash of light in the sky near the Taurus constellation. It was located to the left of the constellation moving to the right in the sky. It’s normal appearance was that of a medium bright star, it then flashed brighter, and in a second appeared to have moved lower next to the star Aldebaran. My daughter couldn’t locate it with the pair of binoculars we had, and she quickly gave it to me. As I tried to locate it, I heard my son say it flashed again. My oldest daughter told me that it was near the top of the right most star in the constellation. It had apparently changed direction upward from the middle of the constellation. I quickly found it with the naked eye, and then looked in the binoculars. It appeared to be at least as high as an orbiting satellite and still moving across the sky to the right. It appeared to have changed speeds and slowed down. As I watched it through the binoculars, it flashed brighter again, moved a little bit more in a straight line, picking up speed and then quickly disappeared.