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I think that it was most likely the satellite "LEO Vantage 1". From https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/leo-vantage-1.htm : Telesat ordered in April 2016 two prototype Ka-band HTS (High Throughput Satellite) communication satellites, yet unnamed, as part of a test and validation phase for an advanced, global LEO satellite constellation that ...


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How can I go about finding out whether others saw it as well, and what it was? I can't say for the "what was it?" part, but there is actually a way to answer the first part of your question. There is a citizen science project called Vigie-Ciel (part of the much larger Fripon project), where anyone who has witnessed a fireball can contribute with ...


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I had a similar sighting about 50 years ago. Staring idly into the sky at night, a star near my center of vision suddenly blew a small smoke-ring and disappeared in the middle of it. I was startled. Never have figured that out. Afterwards, I had no way to reference that event to others. So I admire the skymap presented with this question. Finding other ...


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