posted on Feb, 13 2013 @ 09:00 AM
Here's a new one for me, first with the details whole they're still fresh in my mind.
Time: 22:40 (GMT +8)
Date: 13 feb
Approx location: 34 degrees S116 degrees E
Direction: 214 degrees South westerly direction
Azimuth: 45 degrees
Nearest star: a REP - HIP 19780 (stellarium)
Magnitude: 3.3 barely visible
Laying in my swag I just happened to be looking up in the right direction when two quick, bright yellowish flashes appeared. I'm unsure if it came
from the the above mentioned star but it was in close proximity. I've used my compass, stellarium and satellite tracking to gather information.
No satellites till early morning, when you'd expect them.
No aircraft in the area
Not Chinese lanterns
No planets in the area
My first unidentified sighting.
I'm leaning towards some sort of astronomical event that I'm ignorant about...
edit on 13/2/13 by Chadwickus because: (no reason given)