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What's that in the sky?


Photo submitted by Charity Hommel

You never know what you might see when watching the skies.

Local artist Charity Hommel was outside last Wednesday with her husband, Joe, when he spotted a strange flash of light moving in the sky.

"To us it looked like a meteor," Hommel recounted. The idea seemed plausible enough, as the annual Perseid meteor shower was most visible from Aug. 11-13. The couple was at their home on Howell Avenue at the time, on the backside of Mount Dewey, looking northward.

"It was pulsing," she recalled, "bright like a streetlight." What stood out most to her were its twin tails of flame. "It was very uniq...

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