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Yeah...so that strange star

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posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 04:16 PM
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Hey leovirgo how many people have you think seen something similar. The window of opportunity to see whatever it was I saw must be tiny. Is it at all possible for you to try looking for it again and or capture a video of it. Even though everyone will just say its Venus




posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 05:43 PM
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I looked last night but had cloudy skies. I will look tonight, I will have camera in hand, but observing the amount of time between seeing it and it dimming, Im not sure if one could capture it without a time span picture of it.

I know this sounds weird, but it was like, as soon as I noticed it (observed it) the dimming began. Im sure that is pure coincidence....but that is what it seemed like.

If I get clear skies tonight, or following nights, I will be looking for it. Got the cam ready with fresh batteries


LV



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 07:27 PM
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No, it is not an explosion. The bright flash is sunlight glinting off the station's enormous solar arrays. On March 20th, astronauts unfurled a new pair of arrays on the space station's starboard side, adding 8000 sq. feet of light-catching surface area to the station's profile. The extra area increases both the chances and the luminosity of ISS flares. "It was a spectacular sight!" says Oostendorp.

Source: spaceweather.com



This would explain why the ISS has been so eye-catchingly bright of late.



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 07:33 PM
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A satellite, including the ISS will not appear in the same location or at the same time from night to night.



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 10:40 AM
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I understand that....if it was the ISS.

Im open to possibilities, so I am still going to observe that area of the sky.

LV



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 10:44 AM
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I read this the other day, very interesting. I try to calculate if on the night of the 19 this would of been or could of been what I saw, but the article says the panels were added on the 20th.

I remain a skeptic.

LV



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 10:46 AM
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I have seen this too its rather impressive. I must admit it caught me off guard the first time i saw it but always new it was the ISS.



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 10:55 AM
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Originally posted by LeoVirgo
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I understand that....if it was the ISS.

Im open to possibilities, so I am still going to observe that area of the sky.

LV


Hello, LV..............

I am glad to see you on top of this one! I know you to be pretty level headed and I am very interested to see where this exploration goes.

I hope you can get some good pics. It is good that you are open to possibilities, so often I see members shut down with a pat answer that we have the unofficial ats sky team to produce. Often they are very helpful but sometimes people tend to stop seeking answers when they are given the easy one. Myself, I like new things!

Sky Candy is always fascinating, with or without logical explanations!



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 10:59 AM
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I saw the light again last night around 9pm in the North direction again. It was again in between the north star and the ladle of the big dipper and again behaved the same way as described the last time. It was super bright when I noticed it, I quickly commented to a friend to look, they saw it bright also...and the same as last time, it began to dim. Within 10 to 15 sec. it was totally gone.

I am not making any assumptions but still keeping a open mind. I just dont think if I was looking at a passing satellite that this is how I would see it. It did not seem to move, but dimmed in a stationary position.



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