Bright object see over Gold Coast, Australia

From: Paul Floyd via Seesat-l <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:28:18 +1000

I have just received the below email via my astronomy website from someone
living on the Gold Coast, Australia. Unfortunately, there is no information
about what direction the daughter was looking or when she saw the object.

I am emailing the list on the off chance that a re-entry has occurred today
over this part of Australia.

Thanks in advance.


Paul Floyd.

Paul, thank you for the information on PanSTARRS. My daughter called to
tell me that she's seem a large bright object with what she described as a
broken tail arcing down the sky this evening (Thurs 30th Jul). She is not
at all into astronomical events so didn't know what to make of it, but she
sees enough planes to know it wasn't that. She lives in Burleigh. I can
only figure than the comet might still be visible. Or could it be something
else? There was an earthquake north of our area this morning, felt in
Currumbin at least, and I find that sky events often happen around
earthquakes. Any thoughts on what that bright large object might have been?
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