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Occurred : 11/8/2010 00:00 (Entered as : 11/08/10 0:00)
Reported: 11/9/2010 7:12:51 PM 19:12
Posted: 11/21/2010
Location: Darwin (Australia),
Shape: Unknown
Duration:3 or 4 minutes
Flashing white light roughly same position blinking about 30 seconds apart 5 or 6 times before moving further away from the planet

Saw a bright light flash in very clear night sky over Darwin, Australia on the 8th November 2010.

I was looking up at stars at the time as I have done nearly every night for a few years while sitting outside around midnight so it was out of the ordinary. I initially thought it could be a plane flying over at high altitude but it was just one flash of light rather than normal plane lights, plus it did not track across the sky.

I waited and about 30 seconds or so then the same flash of light but in about the same position, so I decided to count the intervals of flash to check if it was consistent. By my count it was intervals of 32 (counting 1 and 2 and 3 and etc). This happened about 5 or 6 times until the flashes got dimmer quite quickly as if moving away.

The area of stars I was looking at would have been about 'Orion' at the time, maybe slightly to the west of that.