Originally posted by randyvs
man this trippin me out .this morning i went outside w/ the digi cam,took one shot of the sun. uploaded it. zoomed in on this thing i knew it was something.crashed for awhile. just jumped back on here 30 mins ago,and boom i see this thread right off the bat. i just need to a step by step how to embed
from my computer pics. pretty good shot i think.
Originally posted by morefiber
reply to post by Lil Drummerboy
I took a quick look at the SOHO link, and no large object is on the views with a wide enough angle that looks like they would catch this object. SOHO orbits at the L1 Lagrange point which means it stays just inside the orbit of the earth, where the gravity from the earth and sun cancel each other, so the view will essentially be the same as from earth. I agree with Phage, I think we are seeing Mercury about to pass behind the sun from the vantage of the behind STEREO satellite. The two Stereo satellites are at the Lagrange points that are ahead of and trailing the earths orbits. Can't remember if they are called the L3, L4 or L4, L5 ones though. There are 5 Lagrange points in total.
Originally posted by Ventessa
well that puts some things into perspective. The other object is much larger than that. That's kind of scary.
Originally posted by questioningall
reply to post by Ex
Wow the thing then is about the size of Jupiter? I had noticed how it was a rectangle of light coming from it before, when I first found the picture. What the heck is that thing? Nibiru?
One thing for sure - if it is still around come July 22nd, it should be able to be seen during the solar eclipse.