|I’m an amateur Astronomer and on said date I was stargazing in my garden as it was a clear night. I was hoping to spot shooting stars as there was a meteor showing over that night and following nights and the chain of starlink sattelites.|
I saw a bright light in the East at a height of approx 35 degrees. My immediate thought was that it was another iridium flare from a sattelite as I’d spotted a couple that evening. The light began pulsating rapidly different colours to a magnitude that was so immense, I was stunned as I thought I was witnessing a star going supernova. This continued for 30-45 seconds before accelerating at an extremely high speed to the South.
I ran to my front door, but could not see it. I went back to the garden, and after a minute of being a little perplexed, I began scouring the sky and after around a minute, I was stunned that the light just reappeared in the same area of sky where it had previously occupied. It was pulsating white and orange for around a minute before vanishing before my eyes. In nearly 40 years of stargazing I have never seen anything this strange, and it still baffles me as to what it was I saw.
It was during lockdown, so there were no planes or helicopters in the sky that evening. I was reluctant to share this, but I was hoping somebody else witnessed this?