posted on Jan, 7 2004 @ 05:34 AM
Originally posted by benjj
At a guess I would say that the size of the 'thing' would be a sphere of around 100 feet in diameter. Much larger than your average weather
When I first saw it was around dusk, and it was the only think visible in the night sky as it was far too light still for stars.
Hi benjj - thanx for your reply!!
Firstly, just to establish some "common ground" (and apologies for my slow thinking here
* When did this event take place ie from the first post as of 6th Jan, I presume this was *last* night UK time (especially as you say it was "dusk"
rather than dawn??)
* Where were you looking ie in what compass direction please? I say this because the planet Venus is *very* bright in the south-western sky at the
moment and it would be good to eliminate it as a potential candidate.
* Size: always a problem to estimate, that's why I suggested in terms of the Moons diameter. Size, quoted as - say feet - means that we also have to
take into account an apparent altitude of an object, as you'll know. So, if we're not sure of the altitude, it is difficult to assign a diameter and
vice versa. By using "angular" diameters, such as relative size to the Moon (about half a degree or 30 minutes of arc in the sky) it doesn't matter
whether the altitude or diameter of the object is known - simply the "amount" of sky that the object apears to cover. (Sorry if this sems
patronising - it is not my intention benjj!!)
* So, could you give the *time* - in GMT - when you saw this object and an estimation of the objects size. As a comparison, the Moons angular diameter
is about the size of a garden pea held at arms length (try it when the Moon is visible if you don't belive me!!
Thanx again benjj!!