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Posted by Bob Sal on February 24, 2003 13:21:36 UTC

Sounds like an iridium flare from a dim satellite. If you've never seen one, satellites are visible all night long. They look like a star moving accross the sky. When the Sun catches them just right the iridium panels flare for a second or longer. Sound like you saw an iridium flare from a satellite to dim for the naked eye but the flare was bright enough.
And by the way, you are correct. I say it all the time. UFO stand for Unidentified Flying Object not Alien Space Ship, that's Language Removed.

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