Tonight at about 7:30, in between intermittent clouds, I noticed a few random flashes of light. Some dim and amber, others bright white like a camera flash. It was around the M2 Messier Object and Neptune (At 11/8/12) in the sky. The flashes seem to be separate, within about a penny's radius if held out at arm’s length. Not exactly ever in the same spot.
I texted my friend that I was seeing the flash regularly in that area, so he ran out using Starchart and stared for a while. He called me back and stated that he, too, saw two flashes, one dimmer than the other, one being like a camera flash, but significantly lower in the sky than from what was my point of view. That can only mean that what is being seen is actually in the stratosphere, maybe Mesosphere at the most. Not deep space like I have suspected in the past. I've seen these flashes dozens of times over the years. Most of the time, a very faint, and slow moving object travels away from the flashes just after they appear. Tonight, I did not see that after effect.
I appreciate the feedback. I just saw these flashes again on Tuesday night, around 9:15 pm PST - March 12th, 2013. I looked straight up and as usual, a glimmer caught my eye, it then flashed like a camera flash, very tiny in a sea of dark sky, flashes twice quickly, no pattern, again more dimly and fades to become an extremely difficult to see, very tiny still, dim amber light that slowly glides away until too distant to be visible at all.
|501 days ago|
I added an article about my own experience about these strange flashes! :)
|623 days ago|
Hi just read this article i too seen this flashes , but unfortuntly turned out to be meteors orinoids as they break sound barrier saw flash and bangs was weird until my stargazing freind showed me a video from iss upload on u tube of the meteors flashing in upper atmospere ????? Just a theory tho on your post
|624 days ago|
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