February 3, 2011

Iridium Flare

Two nights ago, E announced that a big bright shiny point of light would magically appear in the night sky at about 45 degrees at a certain point in time.

We went outside.

Nothing happened.

E then realized he had the date wrong.

So, last night, we went outside at the same time. And this time, as promised, the iridium flare was briefly the brightest thing in the sky.

It was cruising at a high speed when it lit up for 5 seconds or so, and then it returned to the brightness of a super small star zipping across the sky.

If you're interested, you should check one out.

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