A couple of days ago I went outside to look at the stars cos it was a clear evening/night for the first time in ages. I was looking at a really bright star when suddenly I saw something flash beside it. Then there were several flashes going off around it. I was like "wow!" and then I thought I was just seeing things cos my eyes were going funny. So I looked away to readjust my eyes and when I looked back at the sky I saw loads of flashes going off all over the place!
I put it down to the fact that I had just woken up (having fallen asleep for a few hours in the evening) and my eyes were still adjusting. And that because I had been staring at this bright star, it was causing the flashes. A bit like when you look at a bright light and then you keep seeing blotches wherever you look.
But I thought I'd post this just in case anyone thinks it was more than just my eyes seeing things?