Sunday, May 15, 2016
Iridium Flare Below The Moon and Jupiter 15-05-16 (18:50)
This evening in about 40 minutes an iridium flare will occur just below the Moon and Jupiter as seen from Adelaide. The flare will only be around magnit-1, but the combination of Jupiter, the Moon and the flare will look nice. See Heavens Above http://www.heavens-above.com/
Happy to have stumbled across your site. I'd say that's what we saw in Melbourne last night between say 20:45 and 21:15 though it seemed stationary for ages and after contacting someone around 20 minutes later they could see it from a different suburb so it seemed to linger for a while. We could see what seemed to be a tail or protrusions vaguely (naked eyes)and light variations creating shadows across whatever it was but it had more of a hovering kind of vibe rather than a flash across the sky. Anyway, the location in the sky is exactly where it was from our view. Thanks for clearing up the mystery!