|Occurred : 9/8/2014 04:42 (Entered as : 09/08/14 4:42)
Reported: 9/8/2014 10:14:40 AM 10:14
Location: Albuquerque, NM
|Bright double-flash over Albuquerque's west side at 4:42 A.M MDT on September 8, 2014
At approximately 4:42 A.M. this morning, September 8, 2014, I was lying in my bed on Albuquerque, NM’s, west side waiting for 4:44 A.M, the time I get up every day. I was on my back, facing my bedroom window, which is on the west side of the house, when through the partially-opened blinds I witnessed an extremely bright double flash of white light that appeared to come from the west-southwest at an angle of approximately 40 degrees above the horizon.
The second flash, which instantaneously followed the first, was well-defined, circular, and appeared to be brighter but smaller than the sun, momentarily lighting up the entire outdoors as if it were daylight. I would estimate the duration at approximately one second.
The double flash was not accompanied or followed by any sound whatsoever that I could detect. Since I have never before witnessed anything resembling this, I cannot estimate the distance of its origin.
I could not find anything in the news this morning regarding this event, but I did find this web site and thought it was worth a post.