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Occurred : 2/9/2006 07:25 (Entered as : 02/09/06 07:25)
Reported: 4/3/2008 9:19:19 AM 09:19
Posted: 4/17/2008
Location: Wellston, MI
Shape: Unknown
Duration:30 seconds or so
I saw something weird

As I was waiting for the school bus one morning, I happened to idly look up at the sky. I saw a bright light that was what seemed directly overhead of me. It was as bright or brighter than Venus.

Thinking it was a supernova, I said to myself, "Wow, a supernova." And just like that, as if on cue or something, the light suddenly dimmed to were it was just barely visible, and I watched, almost dumbstruck, as it moved slowly off to the south.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. Possible flare from an Iridium satellite, if the time could have been 06:33 hrs.. PD))


Date Local
Time Intensity
( Mag) Alt. Azimuth Distance to
flare centre Intensity at
flare centre
(Mag.) Satellite
01 Feb 06:39:07 -2 46° 355° (N ) 18.5 km (E) -8 Iridium 64
01 Feb 18:21:02 -0 33° 200° (SSW) 36.4 km (W) -7 Iridium 70
02 Feb 06:32:46 -0 44° 356° (N ) 34.9 km (E) -8 Iridium 67
02 Feb 18:15:10 -7 33° 201° (SSW) 5.5 km (W) -7 Iridium 64
02 Feb 19:50:18 -2 39° 154° (SSE) 23.9 km (W) -8 Iridium 46