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Mysterious Spate Of Sky Flashes

Bill Katz and a small group of Canadian amateur astronomers have accumulated a total of 14 observations of bright flashes in Aries in just a year or so.

"Point" meteors (meteors seen head-on) usually appear as flashes like this, but to see 14 in the same region of the sky in such a short span of time is truly remarkable.

(Katz, Bill; "Chasing the Ogre," Astronomy, 13:24, April 1985.)

From Science Frontiers #39, MAY-JUN 1985. 1985-2000 William R. Corliss