posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 06:51 AM
Here are some screen grabs off of two video cameras.
One is a prosumer D8 format Sony, the other is a Infrared Nightvision camera hooked to another Sony D8 recorder (the IRcam has no audio, video output
only). After the initial setup of equipment, I really only was able to capture the last 1/3rd of the eclipse (starting with the SonyCam).
The SonyCam footage begin approximately at 12:26 am Tuesday morn.
The IRcam started roughly 20 minutes later (after initial setup)
Weather conditions were quite overcast with two layers of clouds. Guesstimates of top layer could be roughly above 35,000+ feet and moving to the
East. The bottom layer may have been between 8,000 to 16,000 feet and was moving to the South - SouthEast. Which made for some wild looks as the
bottom layer was moving about 60% faster than the top layer (rather eerie actually).
The SonyCam was aimed solely on the moon which after the complete eclipse, was near impossible to track. I panned the IRcam anywhere there were some
breaks in the clouds.
Several planes would pass in view of the IRcam along with a few meteors . Then as the tape counter started flashing that I had several minutes left of
tape, 'something' passed from almost overhead and heading to the East. It never fails that it's at the end of the tape (or worse yet I've started to
break down the equipment when 'something' will happen (visually).
Anyway... I'll be posting up the "something" (along with some other footage from the morning), in a thread in the Aliens & UFO forum. I have the
footage being looked at right now by several other "associates/analysts" for their thoughts. But mean time (while we wait...), here's some
Below is the IRcam off to the side as the Sun is still hitting a small portion of the Moon causing it to flare out under the IR bandwidth (of about
850nm). The second IRcam shot is after the total eclipse, notice how it still glows steadily regardless (yet not flaring out as in the previous shot,
nightvision and bright illumination don't play well together and can damage your equipment)
Below is one of the meteorss captured (in Infrared)
Below are three shots with the SonyCam of the eclipse as it is in it's last stages till dark..
I'll post up a link in this thread to the thread I start after a tad more research and analysis of the bogey has been done.
Happy Winter Solstice!
edit on Thu, 23 Dec 2010 03:09:30 -0600 by JacKatMtn because: (no reason given)