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Davis Station South Pole Camera April 09, 2009. UFO?

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posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 10:41 AM
I just found this video and it intrigued me. Davis Station UFO?

Apparently there's a bright UFO showing up for about 2 hours.
Check out the date stamp, and also notice that it's elapse time.

First I thought it was the sun, but the sky is very dark when the object is up, and only after it vanishes, the sky (and everything else) gets illuminated.

What could this be?
Are there any visible signs of hoax or image manipulation on this one?

I tried to dig for more info about this, to no avail.... perhaps because it's very recent event or a non-event after all.

EDIT: Fixing link to video

[edit on 10-4-2009 by Sator]

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 11:07 AM
I believe that would be the Sun.
It doesn't stay up for very long down there. Depending on the time of year

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 11:16 AM
reply to post by foremanator

Wow foremanator!

I never thought I'd see the day when you supplied the forum with a prosaic answer!


posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 11:48 AM

Originally posted by foremanator
I believe that would be the Sun.
It doesn't stay up for very long down there. Depending on the time of year

Thanks for the input, but wouldn't you think that the Sun would illuminate everything while it IS showing up?

'Cause in this video, it's completely dark when the object ('Sun') is up, and very bright when the object is not...


posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 11:51 AM
I used to live near the North Pole - seriously

And in December we got about 3 hrs of daylight....and this is exactly what it was like. Also that is time lapse and very cloudy so it looks like an object moving by fast.

Its 100% the sun.

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 12:34 PM
IMHO - its the moon [ look at the time code ]

i will check moon rise / set and dawn dusk times

but i helieve that the camera is pointing away from the sun - thats why when it is light you cannot see the sun

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 12:44 PM
I think in this case Ape is right. It's the Moon (nearly full atm)

Either that or it's a giant slow moving mothership from Independence Day reflecting sunlight ......

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 01:07 PM
I don't think it's the sun. The surroundings are too dark during the pass. I think it's the moon.

[edit on 10-4-2009 by DaMod]

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 01:11 PM
Well put... it could be the Moon, alright...

Can someone verify this? I mean, I don't even know where to start.

Thanks for the comments...

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 01:31 PM
reply to post by Sator

It is important to note that this video is time lapsed.
At around 4:00 am you can see the sky starting to flicker with the light source.
At 5:00 am the object appears and moves toward the center at top of the frame(getting smaller and dimmer indicating it moves away from the camera by 5:32 am).
Then, it moves slowly toward the camera until it appears closest at around 6:21 am.
It changes direction and moves away from the camera again and to the left.
At 6:31 it is still dark in the video. At 6:51 am the object is still only slightly visible, and it is still dark outside(no sun yet).

At 7:11 am the object has completely disappeared and there is a hint of daylight coming.

At 8:51 am it appears to be full daylight. By 8:11 pm we are back to night.

I don't think the moon would move away from the camera, then towards the camera, then away again. This object was in the camera's view for less than 2 hours.

[edit on 10/4/09 by John Matrix]

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 02:18 PM
To help you all here another view of the same station some day before

and the poster of these video write a e-mail to the science center... here some discution he got.. (some detail remove for privacy)

-----Original Message-----
From: Mawson scientist
Sent: Monday, 6 April 2009 12:12 PM
To: Contact person
Subject: RE: lights over mawson [Sec=Unclassified]

Hi Contact,
Sorry to disappoint your enquirer but its actually an aurora, we are getting lots of them at the moment


Scientist at Mawson

Station Leader 2009

Mawson Station

Australian Antarctic Division

[edit on 10-4-2009 by Dolby_X]

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 02:28 PM
The video is still available at its original source, here, but considering this link points to a daily timelapse video, it will disappear soon.

And I also think it's the moon, because it looks like the Sunlight (we cannot see the Sun) follows it with a difference of around 12 hours.

And I don't think it gets closer and farther away, just covered and unconvered by clouds.

If it's the Moon we can see it again here, today.

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 02:32 PM
reply to post by Dolby_X

It's not the same station, the video from the OP is Davis Station, the one you posted is Mawson Station.

A little more attention would have avoided this correction.

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 04:42 PM
my bad sorry for this !

next time i'll be more carefull

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 04:53 PM
Are you sure the timestamps are correct? I would hope so considering the source... but ya never know.

posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 07:18 PM

I guess the mystery remains then...

It's not the sun, it COULD be the moon, but I was (nor anyone posting on this thread) not able to verify this, and my 'gut feeling' is telling me it's not the moon...

The moon seems very different... on the other video - of Mawson Station - it's perfectly fine to say it's the moon, it does look it is..

What I don't get is people being starred for saying it's the sun...
I never saw the sun at night time...

Oh well..

Internos... help?

Peace to all.

posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 07:20 PM
reply to post by Sator

Well, I said the sun, because stupid me didnt even look at the time stamp
other then seeing it in time laps. I responded while not quite in the right posting mindset.
Also, because after experiencing similar days/nights in Alaska, that is what it looked like to me.....while NOT looking at the time stamp

But the "light" does show up center screen at 6:01 am. So I will see when sunrise was for that place at that time.

[edit on 4/11/2009 by greeneyedleo]

posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 08:02 PM
Not a problem, my feline furry friend... that could have happened to anyone

at first I also thought it was the sun, but I changed my mind after looking at it several times.

So, what do YOU think that could be...?


posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 08:33 PM
All i can say is that the Moon was way below the horizon at the time, while the Sun covered a trajectory perfectly consistent with what we see. One reason why the object changes its appearance was already pointed out by ArMaP, and it's the clouds coverage: to this, you have to add ice crystals in the upper atmosphere, fog, moisture and many other variables, close to the camera of far away from it. We cannot talk about objects getting closer nor further from the camera if we are looking at a 2d image, no matter it's a video or a photo: that is what we see, as final result jeopardized by what already mentioned.
There's a software called stellarium.
It re-creates the conditions that you want, including the one of the day (date and time included) in question.
In order to re-create the situation of what we see you need:

go to location settings and input these data
68°34′35″S 77°58′08″E

go to date/time settings and input April, 9, 2009 and 05:21 (AM)
take a screenshot.
Then do the same with some intermediate positions of the object in the video.
Compare the data

Look for the Moon and you will find out that it was not in sight ( way below the horizon).
Look for the Soon and compare its movements with the video.

[edit on 12/4/2009 by internos]

posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 09:17 PM

Originally posted by internos
All i can say is that the Moon was way below the horizon at the time, while the Sun covered a trajectory perfectly consistent with what we see.

I always like your post, no matter how they come out... thanks for the input.

I have no problem with the "seems to be moving toward the camera" conclusion... in fact I never thought such movement existed.

I just want to know why the heck the sun seems to be showing up at night...

...and when its "clear as day", no sign of the star.

EDIT: by the way, this is all assuming the camera is pointing NW...

[edit on 11-4-2009 by Sator]

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