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Originally posted by 2Faced
I heared on the news last night that there's a lot of dust in the atmosphere, I believe from a volcano, so that would explain the orange glow. Both the moon and the object apear orange, I think it is safe to asume that the object is outside earths atmosphere.
[edit on 20-8-2008 by 2Faced]
Originally posted by TheGreensGoblin
hey all, I've been speaking to the author of the clip and i think he is willing to come online to chat about the video, i will give him the link to this thread and keep my fingers crossed in the mean time!
When light (or more specifically, packets of light called photons) from an astronomical object passes through the Earth's atmosphere, it scatters off of particles in the latter. It turns out that these particles like to scatter blue light more than they do red light; so "bluer" photons (those with shorter wavelengths) tend to get scattered, and "redder" photons (those with longer wavelengths) pass through. So, astronomical objects look redder from Earth than they would from space, because the redder wavelengths from the objects penetrate the atmosphere better than the bluer ones. Incidentally, this is why the sky is blue: blue light from the Sun is scattered in all directions on its way to the Earth.
Originally posted by TropicKandie
Wow I wonder what that was in that video. that is a video that really looks real and not faked. Thanks for sharong that is was so neat. I wish i knew what the object was. and I wish i would have seen it for myself that owuld have been great!