Flashing Light and two traveling lights

Date: 01/01/2017
Time: 12:10 am
Place: Pretoria
Submitted by: Anonymous


At first my son spotted two bright lights traveling together in an easterly direction as we we were watching the fireworks in the North towards Menlyn. These two lights travelled together at quite a speed until they changed direction and started traveling North East. They were slightly dimmer by then but still visible, sometimes covered behind clouds. They then changed direction, exactly West. We lost sight of them just above us. During this same time, my brother noticed a bright light high in the East that would flash brightly and then off again every 8 to 10 seconds. The flashing light stopped but not a few minutes later, another flashing light of the same magnitude (or the same one at a different area) slightly more North, started flashing again. Roughly every 10 seconds but sometimes longer. This continued for about 15 to 20 minutes in total. All 5 of us witnessed the lights. It was unreal.

3 thoughts on “Flashing Light and two traveling lights

  1. I saw the same lights on the same night at Midmaar dam in kwazulu natal. A whole bunch of us witnesssd it but it was unanimous that it was just a satellite. Was cool to watch though.

    • Did you also by any chance see the two other lights traveling together? I was thinking that the bright star that was flashing every 10seconds or so could be a falling iridium satalite. The app I used to track satalites did not show any satélites in that area. Maybe a military satelite?

  2. I regularly track satalites, the ISS and comets etc but this was not that. Although it was possibly at that height since various witness events have been reported at the same time.

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