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Originally posted by RainboStar
HMMMM probably a UFO. But I doubt you'll figure it out and asking us is just not going to help too much either. (no video or pics)
Originally posted by youallcrazy
yes satellites can be very variable in appearance and depending on orbit can appear or disappear near or far from horizon.
go to www.heavens-above.com... and try and match it up with known satelliteedit on 17-6-2011 by youallcrazy because: (no reason given)
Many satellites do not have a constant brightness, they give off flashes at (usually) regular times. This flashing behavior is caused by the rotation of the satellite around its rotation axis. The satellite's metallic surfaces act as mirrors for the sun (specular reflection).
Objects with a diffusely reflecting surface will also show varying brightness since the observer will see a changing amount of light reflecting area of the rocket as it tumbles about in its orbit.
Regular observations of the flash period can shed light on the rotational behavior of satellites. Very little research has been done on the rotational behavior of satellites, and especially the accelerations prove to be very puzzling.