Location of Sighting: New Bloomfield, Missouri
Date of Sighting: July 6, 2018
Time of Sighting: 12 AM CDT
Description: I was in the backyard while the dogs were doing their nighttime business, and I saw a pale yellow/orange colored light just like I had seen a few nights previously. It also not blinking like you would expect from an airplane. It was coming in my direction from the West Ashland direction. It had to be ten miles off at least, but as it came closer, the light flared bright for two or three seconds and then went dim in a snap and just disappeared. It was roughly where you see Venus in the sky at sunrise/sunset. I know it wasn’t Venus because Venus isn’t visible at that time of night.
Note: The description sounds like an Iridium flare satellite. However, a check of the heavens-above.com website didn’t show any visible iridium flares at midnight. An Iridium flare was visible much later at 11:17 PM on July 6. Also Iridium satellites would not be of yellow or orange color.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.