posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 10:51 PM
Originally posted by Sparky63
I am not implying that it is not possible for a craft to do that. But, based on the lack of an true reference point it is impossible to determine the
distance from the cloud to the plume. But please consider this;
Watching the clip over and over again I see most of the black objects becoming very faint and some even disappearing from view when they are in the
blue sky, with no clouds or plumes to dive into. This seems to occur when they reach the extreme left or right quadrant of the arc they are tracing in
the sky. With no plume or smoke or cloud to cause them to be obscured, what would cause this?
If you watch the original video there is no doubt that at very few times, maybe 3 times total, you are correct, they do become less visible while
flying in the blue sky. but not invincible. If you look REALLY close, you can see the objects at all times against the sky. If these object ARE birds,
that would mean every time they fly towards/away from the camera, they would become less visible. But if you watch the video, there are plenty of
times of which the objects are flying towards/away from the camera, and they are VERY visible. The fact they only disappear a few times against the
blue sky, tells me that sky is a lot darker, and the objects are a lot lighter than one thinks. The sky is a LOT darker than the white plume of smoke.
IMO the objects just blend in with the dark sky. There is no reason why the dark object blend into the plume of smoke...
Also, the camera is pointing North/N.East. The launch takes place at 10:30 am. It would appear to me that the only reason the objects appear so dark
most of the time, is because they are casting a shadow that we are seeing from our perspective. Because the sun is in the upper right corner of the
video, that would put the shadow just in our view. If at a time the object turns a certain direction, that shadow is disappearing, and becoming lit
by the sun, there for making the dark object more LIGHT, blending in with the sky.
IMO, the sky is MUCH DARKER than the plume of smoke. This could cause the object to appear to fade into the sky. Also, the object is much darker than
the plume of smoke, there is no reason for the object to fade into the plume, even if the sun is shinning on it.
Originally posted by torbjon
soooo looking forward to your witty response.
In that video.. at 24 seconds, till the end.. you see the last two objects appear to enter the plume of smoke.
Just like this video.. but this video is closer and less pixelated from the resize/zoom. Plus this video retains its orginial format, because
virtualdub was used with a zoom filter. And at no time is the format changed to Apple Quick time .MOV
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