Last night I was in Northbridge, a suburb of Perth immediately North of the CBD, walking with my brother up William St, a street going NNE. The time
was about 20:20 (gmt+8), and I happened to look up into the sky, and at roughly 30-35 degrees, coming from the south to the north I saw a rapidly
moving green light. It was barely above the buildings on the right side of the road, and happened so quickly, crossing the portion of the sky that was
visible in what seemed like less than a second.
I've seen a few reports of green meteors/bolides, as well as speculation in the aviation forum regarding experimental aircraft with a green flame.
Anyone have any idea of what I saw? Jim Oberg, Zaphod, anyone in Western Australia who may have seen the same thing? I did a search in the usual
places, but so far no information has surfaced.
While not exactly the same, it wasn't that dissimilar to this sighting in Japan last year.
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It appears too slow for a meteor, so I would go with a piece of Human space junk returning home.
The giveaway is the green glow and fading out. The green is caused by burning copper, used extensively in anything from Earth tech, and the fade out,
obviously as it burns up.
Satellites travel at around 20,000 mph, enough to burn up, but not completely, in our atmosphere.
Meteors travel at 100,000s of mph, hence the quick flashes in the sky.
I live in the northern burbs and every morning while eating my wheatbix i look out the window at the sky to see if I see anything and I never have.
The only time I thought i saw something was when I was working in the bush and I crapped myself big time until I realized it was the job i was working
Based on my own foofighter sighting in 1976...I would tend to speculate that since the fiery balled object had a fiery speed tail --- and typical
foofighters don't have a fiery speed tail travelling behind them --- I would rule out the fiery object being an alien starship.
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