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Originally posted by InsideYourMind
Originally posted by ThePawnsTheory
...after reading that other thread that was linked, I would also like to point out that is the second or third report to see this phenomena in the Orion vicinity.edit on 28-9-2011 by ThePawnsTheory because: (no reason given)
Yup, early this year i have seen several flash's from the area of orion, but not anything which appears to be moving, just stationary "ping" like lights which appear for no longer than a minute. Pretty strange.
Originally posted by kdog1982
I have to ask,but is it coming from here,betelgeuse?
Originally posted by QUANTUMGR4V17Y
I'm kind of a troll, thus my first post.
I'm not going to talk my self up and say I'm any kind of astronomer, but I have always had a great interest in the sky. So I do know what satellites, asteroids, etc. look like while traveling across the night sky. But as of recently I have been seeing, quite to the T, what was described in the OP. In my experience, it's happened twice in the last week, both happened in the same spot in the sky.I live in Southeastern Michigan.
Both instances I had come home from work (not seeing anything in the sky as I walked up to my place), went inside briefly to grab a cigarette, and stepped back outside.
The first time, last thursday, I was standing and pouting about how dim the stars are due to the light pollution around me, I then saw something blink quite brightly in the North / Northeastern sky (My right side). This object would only blink one color, white (I'd say it looked like a star, but it was way too bright), and had different time intervals between blinks (anywhere from 2-20 seconds). The object didn't seem to move for the first few minutes, but then it blinked once, disappeared, and blinked northwest of me (now to an extreme left of me). It stayed there for the duration of my cigarette, then jumped back, blinked once, and disappeared. I was outside for a good 10 minutes afterwards trying to see where it had possibly moved, but could not find it.
The second time it happened, last night around 11:15-11:30 EST it was blinking quicker (now 2-10 seconds) but did almost exactly the same formation / pattern as the first time, except reversed. This time it started in the northwest and jumped to the northeastern sky, then back, and disappeared. (probably lasted about 8 minutes this time).
I'm not going to jump to any crazy conclusions, but this definitely did peak my interest, especially after seeing other people saw (possibly) the same thing.
Originally posted by LindsayLoo
reply to post by thedoctorswife
Amazing that people are seeing this everywhere! I wonder what it is. I got a video that I will upload tonight after I get off work. Granted its pretty crappy quality due to the fact that my camera sucks, but you can see the flashing and the movement of it.
Originally posted by freedommusic
reply to post by InsideYourMind
To the east of Jupiter and lower in the sky is the blinking star called Capella. It literally spins a rainbow of colors.
I shot some great footage of it on Thursday September 22 2011 with a powerful zoom lens however, I haven't posted it to youtube.
This video is a pretty good one if it.