posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:24 PM
Originally posted by CagliostroTheGreat
pro tip: birds do not fly at mach speeds, which those objects appear to be.
It may appear that to you, but not to me.
In fact, how can you suggest any speed? Based on what?
i belive that man. but i guess i'm just a gullible fool.
I think you mean John Lear.
I don't. It's possible.
Now, an attempt to get some speed values for those objects.
I will use the first to appear on screen as the target of my calculations.
It's some 13 pixels long on the video.
From the first time it appears to the last it moves some 707 pixels (I adjusted for the camera movement by using the plane as a reference)
That means that the first object moves 54.38 times it's own length during that time.
The time it takes for it to move that distance is from frame 158 (5.272 seconds) to frame 162 (5.405 seconds), so it took 0.133 seconds to move that
Now, if we apply some specific sizes to the object then we can get some idea of the speed it was moving.
Size(m) Distance(m) Speed(km/h)
15.0 815.77 22,080.97
10.0 543.84 14,720.65
5.0 271.92 7,360.32
1.0 54.38 1,472.06
0.5 27.19 736.03
0.2 10.87 294.41
0.1 5.44 147.20
0.05 2.72 73.60
0.01 0.54 14.72
Judging by the above (if those calculations are correct), it would be too fast to be a bird like a pigeon, but not too fast for an insect.
And yes, it would be at Mach speeds if it was bigger than 1 metre.