Just seen the brightest light pass over midlands UK

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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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I was just outside (22:07) having a smoke in the garden with the misses
we were both looking at the sky which is patchy with low cloud cover and the odd area of clear sky with some stars visible
i spotted a light coming over from the right (from the west i think) that i initially thought was a satellite but then i noticed it was sometimes under the clouds, then in them
there was no sound at all!
as the light approached directly overhead it seemed to intensify in brightness
the light was so bright i could see 6-8 lines of light beaming outwards like a sparkling diamond would
we both just watched and commented on how bright it was
as it headed away its brightness went to dim to nothing in 4 seconds in a clear patch of sky
it was a direct straight line, no speed adjustments and no altered direction.
i know it sounds like a staellite but i asure you its without doubt the most single brightest light we have witnessed
location: Oldbury, west midlands UK
time: 22:07

i have no pics or footage unfortunatley as our camcorder is hiding somewhere and my mobile is $hi*
just wanted to tell everyone what an amazing spectacle it was

also off to bed now so i will answer any questions tommorow
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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:30 PM
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Perhaps its related to www.abovetopsecret.com... ?
Does it look similar to the video in that thread ?



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:33 PM
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i have seen that thread earlier today and i can say with certainty it was quadruple the brightness of those orbs
i will have a good search thru some videos and find the closest to it i can

thanks for the reply



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:37 PM
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The ISS passed over Birmingham at 22:07, from west to east, at magnitude -3.6 (very bright)
www.heavens-above.com...

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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:38 PM
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Im not far from you in West Brom, there is an awful lot of plane traffic out tonight, could have been landing lights for bham airport?
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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:39 PM
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Believe it or not, the object was above the clouds.

There was an ISS pass between 22:06 and 22:11 that exactly matches. Travelling W to E and extremely bright at mag -3.6. That's bright enough to show through clouds.

edit: ninja'd by Phage again!
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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:39 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
The ISS passed over Birmingham at 22:07, from west to east, at magnitude -3.6 (very bright)
www.heavens-above.com...

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Missed it again!




posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:40 PM
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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:40 PM
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I saw it last night as well.
Most definitely a satellite.
Very bright one low orbit and moves into the Earth's shadow very quickly.
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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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if its flying pretty fast in a straight line with constant brightness (somtimes u get a flare), its most likely a satellite.

Use Stellerium program, ISStracker web page etc..



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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Hey, I am in Reading and me and 3 friends see this object shoot up and fly in the opposite direction, extremely bright and no noise. and all of a sudden gone. Unfortunately this has led to me and my friend s arguing.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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thank you Phage
that was the first time i have ever seen it so bright it was shining thru the clouds
thread closed

i will track it every time i can from now on
its a marvel to watch

thanks all for the replies



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 02:36 AM
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cheers man
thanks for helping out here
i would of said so last night but i forgot lol





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