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Red Flash in Orion

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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 09:08 PM
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Tonight I saw something that I cannot explain. At approximately 2042 CDT I saw a red, circular flash in the left leg of Orion, halfway between Alnitak and Saiph. It's duration was approximately .5 sec and covered approximately 1/2 degree . It was a translucent brilliant red. It disappeared suddenly. I continued to watch the area for a few minutes but saw nothing else. I did see a fireball about 5 minutes before moving from SE to NW. The circular flash was not related I think, since it didn't move, and there was no trail or other after image.

Any input would be appreciated!

Wasn't sure where to post this, feel free to move, mods.

edit on 16-3-2015 by LetsGoViking because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 09:38 PM
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a reply to: LetsGoViking

I don't doubt what you saw, but it was likely some debris burning up. High altitude, high speed impact of the atmosphere resulting in an airburst.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 09:43 PM
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a reply to: Hijinx

I was thinking the same thing, but the flash was perfectly circular, unlike other debris falls I have seen.

I don't think it was anything UFO related, just an interesting stellar (?) thing that I've never seen before.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: Hijinx
That was exactly what I was thinking while I read the OP. Something small burning up upon re-entry into the atmosphere.

Edit: I've seen similar a few times. Just like meteors and whatnot, usually when you see them, they appear to be traveling 'across' the sky. On those rare occasions you happen to glimpse one coming straight at you (in terms of appearance, anyway), they can look entirely different.

edit on 3/16/2015 by AdmireTheDistance because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 09:44 PM
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1/2 a degree wide? That's pretty big as that's the same size as the full moon.

No idea what you saw.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 09:57 PM
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originally posted by: LetsGoViking
Tonight I saw something that I cannot explain. At approximately 2042 CDT I saw a red, circular flash in the left leg of Orion, halfway between Alnitak and Saiph. It's duration was approximately .5 sec and covered approximately 1/2 degree . It was a translucent brilliant red. It disappeared suddenly. I continued to watch the area for a few minutes but saw nothing else. I did see a fireball about 5 minutes before moving from SE to NW. The circular flash was not related I think, since it didn't move, and there was no trail or other after image.

Any input would be appreciated!

Wasn't sure where to post this, feel free to move, mods.


Ok was on twitter and saw a post about a possible super nova been seen
from a astronomer going to go look for it BRB



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:15 PM
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Ok here it is and he is a amateur astronomer

Twitter Super Nova alert

FaceBook Page

His Astroblog Page


edit on 16-3-2015 by Trillium because: (no reason given)

edit on 16-3-2015 by Trillium because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:26 PM
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a reply to: Trillium

Image from the Facebook link:



I'm afraid that's looking in the wrong direction and isn't the Orion constellation.

If what he saw (the OP) was a supernova, with his eyes alone, the light would remain visible for hours to days.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:31 PM
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Here possible location just below orion



Location



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:50 PM
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Ok also found this

IAU



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 04:19 AM
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a reply to: LetsGoViking

Like HiJinx said, It could be something burning high up, and for not moving, perhaps it was coming straight in at You? Just my thoughts. I bet it was pretty cool to see that though!!!
I saw the FireBall that blazed across the mid-west a year or two ago. It was AWESOME!!!!!!

Later, Syx.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 10:54 AM
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It was me penetrating a void while flying through the immaterial universe.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: LetsGoViking

Was it in the position to be the star Betelgeuse?

www.huffingtonpost.com...

BETELGEUSE STAR IN ORION SWOLLEN TO RED SUPER-GIANT - WILL GO SUPER-NOVA IN DISTANT (?) FUTURE



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: LetsGoViking

Maybe it was circular because you were seeing it entering the atmosphere head on, or in other words, aimed right at your field of view?

A micro-meteorite / grain of space debris, would only present as a brief flash anyway...so it's a possible at least?



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 11:13 AM
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Most definitely a sprite on Orion belt ! Swamp gas over the horizon reflected off of ................... ohhhh never mind (picks up the Enquirer and reads some more)



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 11:21 AM
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If it was Betelguese that exploded as a super-nova, it happened 590 years ago, and we are just seeing the light from it arrive now. It actually exploded in 1425.

en.wikipedia.org...
THE YEAR 14256 IN WORLD HISTORY

www.freemasons-freemasonry.com...
BRITISH FREE MASONRY STARTED IN 1425

www.hisdates.com...
1425 - HISTORICAL EVENTS



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: LetsGoViking


I was thinking the same thing, but the flash was perfectly circular, unlike other debris falls I have seen.

Hard to tell if its "perfectly circular" and covered "half a degree" if the duration was only "half a second".

There are anomalies associated with vision and cosmic particles, though. Or even FUKU decay events, for that matter.

Astronauts report it in space. There it happens more often but does happen down here, too.

Flashes



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 02:12 PM
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I believe that one function of the genuine Crop Circles, is to warn other ETs on Earth of cosmic events:

www.cropcircleaccess.com...
LATEST CROP CIRCLES THRU SEPT. 2014
The simplest formations are obviously hoaxes. But the genuine, precision-cut patterns are interesting. I don't know if the (maybe) super-nova in Orion would have been heralded this early, but many of the designs involve circles with smaller orbs, that may be the quickest way to identify a distant solar system to galactic travelers.

www.temporarytemples.co.uk...
TEMPORARY TEMPLES - 2014 CROP CIRCLES

www.cropcircleconnector.com...
THE CROP CIRCLE CONNECTOR



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: LetsGoViking

My wife and I were in the hot tub and she saw exactly what you are describing. we are in western colorado. She said it was a big red bloom. We see whire blooms of light at night every now and then but she says this was big.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 09:18 PM
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originally posted by: ALLDRAFT
a reply to: LetsGoViking

My wife and I were in the hot tub and she saw exactly what you are describing. we are in western colorado. She said it was a big red bloom. We see whire blooms of light at night every now and then but she says this was big.


Thanks for the validation that I am, indeed, not going bonkers here in Central OK!

I am not familiar with whire blooms...can you explain more?

Thank you,
edit on 17-3-2015 by LetsGoViking because: finding the missing word...Monday, part deux



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