posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 08:11 PM
I think I may have seen "outgassing" or some other unusual phenomenon tonight while looking at the moon.
It is Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008. I am located in Toronto. A few minutes ago, at about 8:15 PM, I was outside looking at the moon, which was located ten
degrees or so east of due south and at an elevation of fifty-five degrees or so.
The moon's phase is almost half way between full and new moon. Near the top of the lighted portion of it's face, at about the two o'clock position,
I suddenly saw a spark of light, then another one a couple of degrees lower. These sparks were very bright, but only shone for a fraction of a second.
In total I saw four or five sparks, each one lower on the moon's circumference than the last.
They appeared to the right of the face of the moon and were bright against the blackness behind the moon. The location of each successive spark
shifted as if to go around the moon's image in the sky but only made it to about the five o'clock position. After that there were no more of
Is that outgassing? A meteor shower striking the moon?
I watched for a few moments to see if I had been watching airplane lights, but there were no more flashes. I don't think it was fire flies either or
sparks from someone's barbecue. These sparks were bright, like stars.
Anyone have any ideas.
[edit on 9-10-2008 by ipsedixit]