|Occurred : 9/8/2014 21:40 (Entered as : 09/081/14 21:40)
Reported: 9/8/2014 8:15:54 PM 20:15
Location: Muskogee, OK
|What looked like a typical satellite flashed and disappeared.
Looking west, I saw a non-flashing white light that I thought to be a satellite heading from north to south at a steady, typical pace for objects in orbit.
I watched this light for about 5 seconds before it became extremely bright and then disappeared.
I am confident that this was not a meteor/meteorite as I have seen them before on many occasions.
This honestly looked like a regular satellite until it flashed - maybe twice the size and brightness of Venus on a winter morning - then was gone. I have no idea what it was.
((NUFORC Note: Probable "flare" from "Iridium" satellite? PD))