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Occurred : 12/20/2008 17:00 (Entered as : 12/20/2008 17:00)
Reported: 1/17/2009 2:44:56 PM 14:44
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Iowa City, IA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:2 seconds
Bright opal colored flash in the sky oround Iowa City, Iowa on Dec. 20th 2008.

My wife and I were driving from Minnesota to Georgia via Iowa and were on the interstate (forgot the road number) heading south when the sky lit up totally green for about 2 seconds. Kinda like a lightning strike except it filled the whole sky, then it happened again about 5 seconds later. a bright opal colored flash covering the whole sky for about 1-2 seconds. We would like to know what that was and being there were many motorists on that highway at the same time, was wondering if anybody else had reported it and/or what they thought it was. I don't have a clue and it was just weird.