posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 04:34 PM
First things first. Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate last night. Sadly it appears my sky will not likely be clear enough to see
the stars for what looks like all next week. That being said I urge anyone and everyone to go outside and take at least 10 minutes to survey the sky.
Stare at each point of light for at least 30 seconds to give your rods and cones enough time to adjust to its light and gain focus. Last night was
just the start, by no means also the end. I plan to continue observations and attempting to gather data and find a conclusion, continuing to update
Last night it was clear from comments that this a widespread phenomenon, that is consistent across several nights so I have no reason to expect it to
stop. Anyone who adds input or can capture images would be greatly appreciated and awarded with a shiny new ATS STAR! No the effect cannot be detected
there, one Star is still just one star...
Last night the effect was very pronounced when viewing Sirius, but was also noticed across the entire sky from my point of view. I attempted to
capture images of Jupiter and thought at first that it was not coming through but as I looked a little closer at the images some consistent anomolious
features are present in the images. One shows the upside down "V" with a dark spot on the inside of the peak. Several other images have the circle of
the planet with a black spot near the center. It is not in all of the images, but is in a lot of them.
I also clicked off several of the moon in attempt to capture the offset haze image of itself and the haze is more pronounced on the right side just as
it looked to my eyes. The most anomolious thing about the moon images I took is the fact that they show a complete ball, which I assume is correct
considering the moon is supposed to be a ball after all. Thing is, the moon was not full last night, it was almost perfectly a half moon last night.
Why would my iPhone5 not capture the half moon? It is perfectly round on three consecutive images.
I come to ATS to upload the images to my profile and no matter how I try I get an error report saying something like ATS.img only image files are
allowed, or close to that. Basically ATS will not allow me to load the images here. I have many images saved in my profile here that were taken and
uploaded by the same exact device. I have not renamed the files or anything to that effect. Mods? Anybody have any ideas or come across the same alert
and figured out how to get around it? I would really like to present them here.
Another thing of note was the fact that the sky was clear of clouds and contrails shortly after sunset. I noticed many planes in the first hour or so
of watching. I updated this thread about seeing it happening again with the moon then to Jupiter and within 20 minutes maybe a bit more a plane makes
a pretty low pass leaving a thick persistent contrail in its wake drawing a line Northwest to Southeast directly between the Moon and Jupiter. It
moved out within 15 min and the effect was unchanged.
The search continues... Thanks again for helping out my friends, you are all appreciated! Take it easy! If it's easy, take it home! LuCky
on 16-4-2016 by wastedown because: Grammar nazi evasion