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Canberra (Australia),

Sighted on Saturday 28. January 2017
Reported on
Shape: Flash | Duration: 1 second
Source:

My daughter and I where observing the Pleiades star cluster last night at 23:00, when was a bright light appeared, brighten to the luminosity of a meteorite, then faded to disappeared within one second. It was almost like a meteorite was coming directly to us which is possible but highly unlikely.I am an avid night sky observer and was using a Nikon 10X50 60 degree binoculars last night to observe various star constellations in our southern Australian sky. For instance, I have observed the International Space Station about 30 times, so I am familiar with the brightness and movement of the ISS. The object I observed last night did not move or have a trail like a meteorite.My daughter was observing the Pleiades star cluster and noticed the bright light appearing and disappearing as well.I would be interested if anyone else observed this object here in Australia.Thanks for your effort tracking these observations.((NUFORC Note: Possible flare of an Iridium satellite. PD))

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