posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 01:33 PM
Originally posted by CLPrime
reply to post by Gradius Maximus
Jupiter was to the east at that time. It's very bright now...and, at least from this side of the country, it looks like what you described.
I was dumbfounded when I saw that extremely BRIGHT red and green strobe-like light! I thought it was this UARS at first....then in 10 minutes
realized, it wasn't it (never moved)
Then I thought it was a helicopter but again, never moved.
So then I went over to the 'it must be Betelgeuse' side. It was in the exact location (north of Orion) of where it should've been
Later this morning (around 4AM?) I noticed Betelgeuse and company was above me now (opposed to due-east) and this 'object' was still almost on the
same astro lay-line only now, it moved south.
So my point is, was this Jupiter? I tried opening Stellarium but my computer couldn't find the extension to the program. That was weird in itself
If that WAS Jupiter then it was giving off a light show that I have never ever ever seen before in my life.
I was actually able to see the separation of red light from the green light. They were on their respective side. Usually a planet or star will just
twinkle with colors. Like a prism. This was like a beam of red light and a beam of green light jutting off the sides which is why I thought it was a
I will be looking out tonight again for sure.