posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 12:29 AM
Originally posted by trusername
Originally posted by wingsfan
I have seen this myself earlier this year. so I started to take pictures of it. I managed to duplicate every type of sundog you can think of. then
I took a pic with a very old cell phone and captured an object just like in the videos. it was clearly not any sort of reflection. I was pretty
excited about it till I decided to download stellarium. apparently the thing I was seeing everyday at 2:30pm, was the moon.
So how can the moon be full and right next to the sun every day at 2:30? And be shiny? Where is the light coming from?
I apologize for I was not trying to imply that was the answer to this particular video. my point I was trying to make is that sometimes (most times)
common sense wins. I personally believe in a binary companion for our solar system, and trust me I REALLY hope that these pics and vids will pan out
and prove that.
but in my OWN tests and studies (I'm no expert by a long shot) even I was able to recreate a multitude of "sundog" effects. and just when I
thought I was having a eureka moment, someone suggested stellarium to me. it matched up PERFECTLY!!!! I strongly recommend everyone download this
program, it will not dissappoint!!!!
another example or two if I may...
I noticed a star since late last summer that has been off-the-charts bright!!!! I swear up and down I knew enough to know it was not ordinary.
however stellarium proved to me it was same ol' sirius.
another incidence.... the moon seemed to be extra bright last couple months and the southern "horns" style shadow on it was not normal as far as my
little ol' dumb brain knew. surely something was amiss!!! WRONG!!!! stellarium proved to be solid once again.
all I mean to convey is that it dosen't hurt to try to check yourself on this stuff time to time. I noticed that this type of reflection is easy to
recreate through a _ however, people are always quick to point out that they see this whilst being outside. but I noticed in these vids there
is usually alot of pollution and or clouds around. the atmosphere itself is providing the "window pane" effect. oh well, cool videos none the