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Originally posted by devareous
take a look at the post, strange stars moving acrross the sky, it ties in with this.Oh and flag that post ,trying to see how many more see these starlike objects flash and move and do other intresting things
Originally posted by thecandyman
I've seen what many of you are talking about also. Here in my neck of the woods we call it 'Heat Lightning'. I've always assumed it was just lightning in the sky with no sound. Supposedly it is lightning that is further than 10 miles away and so you don't hear the boom you just see the flash. Least that is what they say it is here.
Originally posted by tarifa37
About a week ago at about 11pm I was looking at the night sky from my garden and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a flash then another right above at 12 oclock in the sky.I thought this was strange but did not think much more about it as did not get a direct look. That was untill last night 3/07/08 at 11pm very clear sky.I was laying on my back looking at the at stars when it happened again.This time there was no doubt it was directly above .Four distinct flashes of light just like seeing a camera flash from a distance all within a few seconds. They all flashed in the same area of sky but not close enough to be one object . Has anyone else seen this happen? Has anyone got a logical answer. Cheers Tarifa37
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
I live in northern sweden, happened to me and my friend December sometime after christmas , no clouds on the sky, Minus 30 celcius.
First flash i thougth was my imagination, 2nd flash i looked at my friend and he looked back so i asked him if he saw the flash too, and he did.
30 seconds later a 3rd flash came, about 200 meters away from the 1 and 2nd one. No clouds, cold, still dont know what it is, the light was powerfull enough to light 500 meters +, it was alot lighter than the normal lights at the sidewalk. But we took a shortcut where there werent any lights during the flashes.
Originally posted by mobtek
Certainly wasn't ISS or iridium flares, I've seen those, they are small and situated in one particular point in the night sky. Sort of reminds me of the flash you get from a shell firework but of course without the accompanying bang.
Originally posted by mobtek
The colour was always white and certainly not as bright as a bolide meteor.
Originally posted by GregJ
I am from Malaysia..South east Asian..I saw the same strange flash light for two days now..It looks like lightning but no sound..It sparks every 10-15 mins for whole night ..And it hit top of my house once before and all electricity down for few seconds..This is serious phenomenon and never happen in my country before..I think this event should related to electromagnetic waves came from Sun..
Originally posted by Raxoxane
I see this type of thing often.Not lightning flashes of a coming storm way in the distance,but flashes that's much more localised,like a small flashbulb went off.I include a gif i found that looks like some i see.I've also seen strobes(orange and black light together),pulses of light in blue,pink,yellow,green,on different occasions.I'm a person who spends a lot of time outside at night,oftentimes.Sometimes i throw a blanket on my lawn in summer,and just look up at the stars for an hour or 2 at a time,more so in summer.Sometimes,like on the pic,i'd be looking up at the sky,and i'll see 2/3 random big flashes,like in the gif-sometimes stationary,sometimes moving-then just just instantly vanishing.
Originally posted by BigfootNZ
Sometimes you'll see a series over a number of seconds (once watched a series of them for over a minute all clustered into one area of the sky about the size of a fist flashing back and forth) of them with each one being slightly further from the last giving the impression of a flash moving.
Currently about 19,000 pieces of debris larger than 5 cm are tracked, with another 300,000 pieces smaller than 1 cm below 2000 km altitude. For comparison, ISS orbits in the 300–400 km range and both the 2009 collision and 2007 antisat test events occurred at between 800–900 km.