|Occurred : 11/7/2012 03:15 (Entered as : 11/07/12 3:15)
Reported: 11/8/2012 12:29:57 AM 00:29
Location: Studio City, CA
|Bright flash of light appears from deep space blackness 7 or 8 times and then suddenly disappears
My wife and I were star gazing after the election on Nov. 6th. After we missed the Orionids, due to rainy/cold conditions, we made it our mission to see the Taurids early morning light show Nov. 4th and 5th. We are both extreme creatures of habit, so staying up late to seek shooting stars has become our normal routine. Together, we've probably seen over 75 shooting stars in the last 5 days, but what we saw last night was most certainly not like anything either of us has ever seen.
At around 3:15 am PST, my wife pointed at the sky to where she had just seen a bright flash of light between the constellation of Orion and Jupiter. Being that we are very close to LAX, when I saw the blink of very bright white light a few seconds later, I immediately thought it was an airplane. However the light did not appear to have any sort of intervaled blinking and it did not move. It was Bright! Brighter than even Jupiter, which was to the NW of the flash. Through my binoculars I saw the flash come and go about 4 times. Each was abrupt, bright, and in the same spot between two very small distant stars. Based on the other celestrial and orbital objects around it, this light appeared to be coming from deep space. No object or shape could be made out, but it lit up approx. 7 or 8 times within a minute and then disappeared.
I've spent the last 24 hrs researching Weather Balloon citings, Iridium Flares, and other logical explanations for what we saw. None of them have even come so close as to mimick our happenstance.
Needless to say, we're out here again tonight! I don't see this curiousity ceasing ANYtime soon.