flashing lights over Pacific
© YouTube/LadyInKY (screen capture)
On Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th October mysterious flashing lights illuminated the skies over the Pacific ocean, captured by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) which is located atop the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

The Cloud Camera is an experimental high sensitivity camera mounted to the catwalk of CFHT. The purpose of the camera is to take pictures of clouds and other weather at night, even on moonless nights. It only operates from sunset to sunrise.

The camera takes a picture every 30 seconds and compiles time-lapse movies from those pictures. As such airplanes appear as streaks and ships appear to move quite quickly.

The following YouTube video from LadyInKY shows the strange phenomena with slow motion included.

The original video can be viewed here courtesy of the CFHT.

Hawaii cloudcam
© YouTube/LadyInKY (screen capture)
A similar phenomena was captured on this YouTube video on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October.

Other bright flashes were also captured from the CFHT in June this year. See: Discharge event? Bright flashes of circular 'light' seen via telescope over Pacific Ocean

So what are these mysterious flashing lights over the Pacific ocean. Plasma discharge events? Overhead meteor or comet fragment explosions?