posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 06:16 AM
The logical explanation of these observations is they saw the International Space Station crossing the sky, West to East, as it does in the Southern
Hemisphere. Unfortunately, no details of the date or time are included in the report, so verification isn't possible. However, the observations
describe the exact visual impact the ISS can have when it passes you at a high elevation. Visual magnitudes greater than -2.5 are common. This makes
the station the brightest object in the sky except for the sun and moon.
The reappearnce of the object the next evening, at a slightly different angle is also consistant. The rotation of the Earth means the ISS shifts
direction every time it passes over a particular area. The outback in the Northern Territory is only about 18 degrees South of the equator, placing it
well within the ISS envelope. An overhead pass just after sunset in such an unpolluted region will be quite breathtaking.
[edit on 24-9-2008 by waveguide3]