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P. Matanski 8:58am, 27 April 2014
We made some star trails photos on 21th/22th of April during the Lyrids meteor shower... when I noticed something strange - the North Star flashes/bursts with light.

I noticed this by my eyes first. It was something like somebody "take me a photo with a photo flash" from around Polaris. Or like a mirror reflection... Single, strong burst of "metallic" light ... blue to white.

When I saw it for first time we decided that is maybe plane strobes or reflection from space junk. But when I saw it for a second time from the same location I decided to check later if I got it on the photos. With naked eyes I even didn't know which star made the burst.

And guest what! It existed on my photos and it is clear that exactly Polaris make the burst. See the middle photo.
www.flickr.com/photos/pmatanski/14014140751/in/photostream/

I made 2x6 exposures by 5 minutes each (2x30minutes). The burst is recorded on 2 of 12 photos in interval about an hour.
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