Not quite sure where this post should go so I'm putting it here. My wife and I were walking the dog the other night and looking toward scorpio we saw a flash of light and then a very broad "vapor trail" like a glowing stripe crossed upwards across the sky. We walked on further and about five minutes later, in just about the same location in the sky, it happened again. This time we were near home and I ran inside and got one of my telescopes and looked at the glowing trail. It just appeared to be vapor. Here is the dilema. There was no moon and it was about 12:00 at night so the sun was well below the horizon. What made the trail glow? I live in a fairly dark sky area, jets were crossing overhead and not leaving a visible vapor trail. What do you think we saw? Could a military jet's afterburner do that?