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originally posted by: AlexandrosTheGreat
HOLY COW it looks like the Dark Knight or Black Knight I forget which it's called,too low in sky though. And don't think knight has a light unless it's been restarted and now flying about. Wonder if anyone knows how to check to see if it's in orbit still or not.
It's probably space junk. Things like old rocket boosters and other kinds of junk can reflect different amounts of light as they tumble. For a rocket booster if the sun hits the long side just right it can reflect a lot of light to you but if it's tumbling, a moment later it might reflect almost no light if the open end of the booster is pointing at the sun, so it can flash. If tumbling on one axis the flash might be regular but if tumbling on multiple axes it might be irregular.
originally posted by: supermagma
Now I'm definitely confused.
I saw it again today in a complete different part of the sky. About the same altitude, but on the opposite side of the sky. I take a 27 second video, I had the Skyview app, I point the phone at it and nothing. Not a satellite, star, planet..
I took a couple of pictures, still has that weird shape around it except the sides were more extended and pointy. Definitely longer compared to the last image in the first picture album. Also, the shape wasn't going under the orb like it was last time.
What I've also noticed after going through my first video as well is that there might be two objects. I took some screenshots where a second light appears for a mere frame and seems to be moving towards the large one. Here's the album: m.imgur.com...