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Occurred : 5/15/2017 22:00 (Entered as : 05/15/17 22:00)
Reported: 5/15/2017 7:45:51 PM 19:45
Posted: 5/15/2017
Location: Sandown, NH
Shape: Unknown
Duration:50-60 seconds
I thought it was a satellite until it got brighter then dimmed.

Tonight at 10:00 p.m., I went out to look at the stars and immediately saw what appeared to be a satellite moving from south to north. After 5 or 6 seconds it became very bright, then it dimmed and there appeared to be a much dimmer light shoot out from the bottom. A few seconds later it became bright again and a large burst of flame shot out in two directions and then it dimmed again.

It moved along for another 6 to 8 seconds, became brighter and there was another burst of flame. It then dimmed and moved further north out of visual range. It looked very much like a satellite if not for the burst of flame and change in brightness. A few moments later, I saw another light, which was clearly a satellite with no bursting flames or changes in brightness.