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Odd sighting over NE Alabama 12/10/09

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posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 11:15 PM
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We were on the road tonight, at about 8:35pm, when I noticed a very bright yellowish light in the sky. It was travelling in a straight line, to the NorthEast. It was brighter than anything I had ever seen in orbit. I`m thinking ISS, but need one of you space experts to confirm that for me, or help me figure out what it was.




posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 11:42 PM
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I think there have been multiple posts about similar sightings. Sometimes when I'm outside I see these lights, a pale yellow/white color moving slowly in a straight direction. I've also seen these lights turn off and start flashing red like a normal commercial aircraft too. Not sure why they do it though.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 11:44 PM
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Originally posted by beaverg
I think there have been multiple posts about similar sightings. Sometimes when I'm outside I see these lights, a pale yellow/white color moving slowly in a straight direction. I've also seen these lights turn off and start flashing red like a normal commercial aircraft too. Not sure why they do it though.


I've also seen these lights turn off and start flashing red like a normal commercial aircraft too. Not sure why they do it though.

flashing red like a normal commercial aircraft too. Not sure why they do it though.

commercial aircraft



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 11:54 PM
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There were a couple of flashes that looked like aircraft lights, but this was definitely NOT an aircraft. It was moving WAY too fast, and the light wasn`t the right color either.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 12:03 AM
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Zap..ISS just passed over N. Europe about an hour ago.

around LAT 60...I can check orbitron to find any sats. that may have been in view at 8:35PM EST. Not It.

Stand bye a moment...I'll check and get back with you in a moment.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 12:10 AM
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Thanks! But it would have been CST, not EST. If you use EST it would be 9:35.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 12:25 AM
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I use this www.n2yo.com...

Is there anything better available?



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 12:30 AM
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reply to post by whaaa
 


I used to use that site a lot. Unfortunately I`m on a phone for my internet, so I lose a lot of the good stuff.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 12:41 AM
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This is the only thing I can see that was possibly in your view. Orbitron says it was eclipsed from view. fast mover..heading N and slightly W ..Thats it so far. It is the 11th brightest in the sky.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 12:55 AM
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Geeze, I didn`t think that it was this much of a mystery. That`s definitely not it if it was heading West. This one was going West to East.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 12:55 AM
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Sorry for the long time it took. I had to download fresh TLE'S from NORAD for about 6000 sats.

I dont think you would have noticed any Dimmer than this unless it caught a good reflection from a solar panel.

So, Really no Sat that I can tell caused your sighting.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 01:11 AM
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I appreciate the attempt though. This is the first time I`ve ever seen one from the car. I see quite a few of them from my front porch (very dark area, perfect for seeing them). The "strobe" flashes must have been from the panels.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 01:20 AM
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This is the top 115 sats (by brightness) positions at
0037UTC (8:37PMCST). Unusually sparse overhead at that time.
Good luck and now I want to know what it was. I'll keep an eye on this one.




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