posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 08:51 AM
Im sorry to post this in this thread however I am new and could not start my own thread to ask for help in explaining something that my husband and I
witnessed tonight, around midnight Queensland Australia time north of Brisbane. There was heavy cloud cover, and light drizzle, as I watched the lower
level clouds move westward, I noticed the upper level clouds were moving eastward.. I thought thats pretty cool with the moons glow behind them so i
watched for about ten minutes.. then the lower level clouds began to clear, leaving only the upper level clouds.. the moon came out, bright, full and
i could easily see the craters and the light and shadow figures they create when looking at them with the naked eye.. then I noticed something
strange.. the upper level clouds were moving still toward the east.. but they were moving BEHIND the moon...
Now I am a rational person, so i rubbed my eyes thinking it was an optical illusion.. but no.. clearly the clouds were behind the moon because I could
see the moon in detail.. so i thought well this cant be happening so I got out the binoculars.. what i saw made me shake.. the clouds were definately
moving behind the moon.. i could clearly see the details of the craters and as the light and shaded areas of the clouds moved the darker lines in the
clouds..which was not space, it was cloud.. moved BEHIND the moon.. [i am 43 and been watching the sky for a long time, I know the difference between
clouds and space]
I went and got my husband and asked him to look at the moon and tell me what he saw.. he then looked at me and said the same thing.. the clouds are
moving BEHIND the moon.. there is absolutely no.. and I mean NO distortion that would normaly be seen when the high level clouds pass in front of it
like i have seen many many times while out watching the night sky.. the moon was in clear and full detail with a sky full of cloud behind it.
I tried to take photos.. as i have an auto focus camera the detail of the moon didnt show up.. but you can clearly see the moon is IN FRONT of the
Could some one please tell me what is going on.. has anyone else noticed this.. and could someone else please look outside on a cloudy night over the
next week and tell me if you see it too..
And before you ask or make jokes about this.. no Im not on crack.. no I wasnt drinking.. I am a fairly sane, normal, middle aged mum of two with
decent eyesight and no I do not wear glasses and didnt have them on.. as I said.. my husband saw this also.
These are the photos i took.. as i have an auto focus camera i couldnt get the detail of the moon that i could see with my eyes and the binoculars..
however you can see that the clouds are behind the moon. s496.photobucket.com...
edit on 21-11-2010 by
enchantedwanderer because: *edit: adding photo link