posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 02:56 PM
A friend pointed out this r,w, & b 'star' several years ago and mentioned its position over Beale AFB here in No. CA. I'd forgotten about it until
my husband pointed it out to me again the other nite. We've recently moved from a few miles away to where we can actually see the sunsets now.
Beale is approximately 30 miles away from us to the W. This does seem to stay hovered over the base, but, like others here, we've been noticing
more. First, I saw another in the N sky and a few nites later, in the S. The E sky is obscured from here.
Last nite, however, my husband and I lost count of them! I'm near-sighted, but can clearly see the different colors in our original 'star', while
the newer are fainter, they can clearly be seen thru binocs. All flash in the same sequence in the clockwise manner noted in another post here. VERY
distinct, extremely bright, like a strobe. I urge everyone who reads this to get away from light pollution, get whatever you can to magnify these
things - binocs, scope, your kid's PofC toy telescope - and look before you say it's Sirius or some other nonsense. These are NOT stars or planets
and while they may look like they're up and away in the universe with the others, they are, IMHO, between Earth and the moon.
We show them to everyone we can capture and the response is always to same, "WHOA!!!"