The object was traveling swiftly from the south southwest to the north northeast relatively slow. At about 85 degrees it suddenly emitted light that was brighter than its original amount. It flared up for about 2 or 3 seconds and long enough to think something odd was occurring. It wasn’t like a meteor because there wasn’t any contour trail and once the light pulse faded back to its normal brightness it kept moving north toward the pole. I have seen satillites and this one didn’t fade to black once it past into the shadow of the earth.