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November 8,1997 An Unknown Object that flew over Toe`s Beach in Playa del Rey,CA. Notice the bright object right over it.
On the evening of 1997 November 8, a Delta II rocket carrying five Iridium communications satellites lifted off from Space Launch Complex 2-West at Vandenberg AFB. The launch took place during evening twilight and the rocket climbed out of the Earth's shadow and into sunlight, creating a memorable display visible over a wide area. The webmaster recorded the event on film from Santa Ynez Peak in Santa Barbara County, California.
Exposure: 1/30 sec.
Film: K-Mart Imation ISO 400 color print
Lens: Tamaron 28mm-200mm f/3.5 at 28mm.
Location: Goleta, CA, 42 miles ESE of launch point.
The top frame shows the rocket's exhaust plume illuminated by the sun, about 20 minutes after sunset. Venus can be seen below the rocker, Jupiter is off to the lower left of the rocket. The bottom frame is a close up of the rocket approaching Jupiter. The exhaust plume is now in direct sunlight. Notice the difference between the white plume in the top frame and orange exhaust in the lower frame.
Witness: "25Aug 1988, 9pm, we were chatting outside when we suddenly saw a circle of light towards the Northwestern sky. After it appeared, it grew from small to big. The light swirled clockwise then counter-clockwise. We were stunned - what were those, had never seen before. The first impression was it had nothing to do with the weather. Maybe it's something from beyond the sky or some kind of flying saucer."
This, is the video that the HeiHe (Black River) Weather Bureau painstakingly preserved for 20 years. It was too long ago and the tape is a little blurred but we can feel the moment when people saw that how affected they must be. From the recording we can see that this was an extremely grand and beautiful phenomenon in the sky. A light rising at high speed, followed by swirls and expansion, abnormally bright.
And the oddest was during the swirls there was once it obviously changed direction. From clock-wise to counter clockwise. This amazing moment was something one couldn't see from its pictures. It is also something we had not imagined of when we do the computer simulation.
Witness: " For many days this was the main topic among the people. Because it appeared on the first day, the second... it appeared continuously for 5 days. So the people debated about it for a long time. Most of ..."
"Most of them leaning towards whether it was Soviet Union trying to destroy their nuclear weapons, and whether it'll affect their own livelihood." It was 1988 and Soviet Union was beginning to approach dissolution. The Cold War was going to end soon. It is true that it had destroyed their nuclear weapons then but to do that you don't just throw that stuff up in the sky. The power of nuclear weapons are also very great in the air and to do that it meant it had been detonated. ..
If Soviet Union had really done that, it's own people will be affected. No one in the world will allow that. Be it the United States or the European Union would have used all kinds of probes to detect it (here he went on to explain the proper way to dispose of nuclear weapons)...(3:15) Let's see the video again. First, I think it's really mysterious. 2nd, it's really beautiful. Esp towards the end - it was initially swirling this way and suddenly..."
... and suddenly with a method that one can't even describe, it swirled in the opposite direction with a beautiful tail. If this is not an UFO but a ball of flame, you'll be amazed by the human imagination. However, the mysterious part of all this is it is not something we have commonly come to know of in aviation or fireworks. It is something that was accidentally videotaped and been hanging in suspense for more than 20 years. what is it exactly?... (End)
Physicist Giovanni Fazio has spotted tornadoes in space. With the help of his infrared camera on board NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers discovered what looked like a tornado in space.
Whirling at more than a million miles per hour, these invisible, funnel-shaped solar windstorms carry electrical currents of more than a hundred thousand amps—roughly ten times that of an average lightning strike—scientists announced Thursday.
Originally posted by antar
But Internos is most likely correct.
Originally posted by depth om
I saw the Miami video about 3 years ago, and when that movie, The Last Mimzy came out, the TV spot featured cgi which was almost an exact representation of this video and the Miami footage.
Okay, perfect representation at 1:45
Stop at :53 seconds then let it play to see another one.