|Occurred : 5/25/2015 23:40 (Entered as : 05/25/2015 23:40)
Reported: 7/9/2015 11:28:28 AM 11:28
Location: Centralia, WA
|Bright light "explodes" then disappeared
On June 25, 2015, at approximately 11:40 PM, my boyfriend and I were standing on the balcony of The Great Wolf Lodge hotel looking east. The sky was completely clear and I noticed that even though we were in a populated area that more stars were visible in Centralia than at home in Everett.
As we were admiring the stars I pointed to a moving light. I thought it was a satellite moving from the South to the north but just as I said, “Hey, look it’s a satellite,” it suddenly “flamed up” got extremely bright then disappeared out of sight. Almost as though a rocket engine had engaged. Not exactly sure what it was. Very well could have been a satellite and we just got lucky and saw it burn up in the atmosphere.
Wasn’t going to report but I haven’t been able to get it off my mind since.
((NUFORC Note: Possible flare from an Iridium satellite? PD))