As the resident Astronomer & Science show host, I get asked a lot of questions.
This week I have an odd one though.
At Aprox 7pm on Tues 9th Aug a bright blue light appeared in the night sky moving from east to west over a period of aprox 4 to 6 seconds. It was variously reported as being low (lower than an approaching aircraft) Bright blue to white, silent, not exploding or breaking up.
My first thought was it was a meteor or a piece of reentering space junk, then the possibility of an Iridium Satellite flare or the International Space station.
None of these exactly fit the times and descriptions and the mystery deepened when I received a report of a similar sighting the next night on Wednesday traveling in the opposite direction around 10 pm. Next thought is that some visiting Canadian troops my have been engaged in exersizes, but not according to my sources. One could have simply been a meteor, but 2 ?
The Mystery continues ……┬ábut there is sure to be a rational explaination. The ISS is still high on my list, not withstanding the time diferences.No comments
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