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Originally posted by Libertygal
Stars DO change color
Originally posted by iversusvsversusi
hey man I see these things / and much crazier things ALL THE TIME. I don't bother trying to convince many people; after seeing it for myself it totally changed my perspective on...well...everything for that matter. These are definitely crafts of some sort really high up there, and they must be huge being that they appear around the same size of a bright star. Ive been watching them for months now...at first I figured I was witnessing some top secret military tests or something but after them being there EVERY single night, I don't believe that.
I actually think we can all see them, its just that if you don't look and pay close attention for about 10 minutes you would mistake them for planes or stars no question. If you keep an eye on them youll realize that they twinkle and pulse all different colors and quite literally hop around the sky. I hope we get to learn what exactly they are because they are certainly nothing that we know of.
try talking to it... after some tests, I personally believe them to be under intelligent control, but thats a whole other story.
Originally posted by tetsuo
We can't see much from the video, true, but thank very much for recording and posting your experience! Since the video quality isn't perfect and such, we cannot posit any conclusions. We can attempt some mundane explanations, though. Looks/sounds like Sirius to me - It twinkles and changes color quite rapidly, sometimes appearing to shrink and expand. I have mistaken it for something more many times. It's also a weird star because it is extremely bright and twinkly when it is high in the sky, but even brighter and weirder looking when close to the horizon.
One thing you can do is download the free program called Stellarium, pop in your location and set the time to the same time you saw the object. Then figure out what direction you were looking and see if there is anything in that general area that's really bright. If the object had a trajectory across the sky and seemed to change color/brightness/size, then I would guess it to be a satellite flying by causing the very common sight of a satellite flare. But since it was stationary, odds are it is not a satellite.
Thanks for posting Good lucking figuring out what it was - it sucks to see something really neat and not have *some* sort of answer for it.
Originally posted by bian101 Also, what you say about Sirius is interesting, but what would make it change size (dramatically) and colour?
Thanks again xx
Stars, no matter how large they are, are so far away that even with a large earthbound telescope they cannot be resolved into anything more than a single point of light - we can't observe their surfaces or even resolve them into disks. When the single narrow beam of light from a star enters Earth's undulating atmosphere, it is bent, or refracted, from its perfectly straight path - first directly into your eyes (making it appear bright) and in the next instant away from your eyes (dimming it) - essentially making it twinkle.
The bright white light coming from Sirius is really a combination of all the colors of the rainbow, and atmospheric refraction can split that light into its rainbow components in the same way a prism does. The scintillation then directs and redirects the various colors to your eyes