Bright Star Disappearing and Reappearing constantly in Western Sky

Date: 15/01/2017
Time: 08:00 pm
Place: Johannesburg, South Africa
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I was observing what I thought was Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, but then I noticed that the bight object that was stationary became brighter and bigger, after afew minutes it went dim and disappeared, it kept on reappearing, yet not moving.

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6 thoughts on “Bright Star Disappearing and Reappearing constantly in Western Sky

  1. I was just about to report the same thing
    I saw it overhead while smoking outside, it appeared to move from South to North in that direction, dim and bright flashing moving in a straight line but around 10pm tonight. possibly the same that you saw

  2. Hi,
    Has anyone figured out what this light is? We saw it last week (Lydenburg) We first thought it might just be a “nice view” of Venus and dismissed it. The next evening it was not there though. We did not see it for a few days, and tonight it was back. The light stays stationary (a plane flew by so we could clearly see the differance and that it was not a plane), it only dims – basically disappearing – and then comes back to a VERY bright white light. Any ideas?

  3. Just happened here in American fork utah it was amazingly bright my girl and I were watching it then all of a sudden it dimmed out and turned into like 8 objects and disappeared. I was taking pictures of it and it was the most amazing thing I have ever seen.

  4. Where are the pic’s Matt? Pretty much sounds to me like upper clouds moving over the view of the bright star. Pic’s would be cool though…. I am forever curious.

  5. I am in south Africa. Tonight I was driving looking up towards Arcturus. Suddenly I saw a very bright star, to the left of it, that flashed twice and dissappeared. Did anyone else see that ?
    Very strange any ideas what it was ?

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