posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 11:13 AM
I'm thinking,like a few have suggested already,that it was some form of optical illusion that bent the light from the stars.i.e different layers of
warm and cold air.
The classic example is a mirage in the desert or looking down a long road and seeing the heat haze shimmer making it appear like there's huge puddles
of water there.
It sounds crazy but I watched an excellent documentary recently about the night the Titanic sunk.It prooved it had just passed from mild air to
freezing air in the Labrador current.
The lookouts should have been able to see the iceberg a mile distant but the the clear cold air caused a 'mirage' effect similar to heat haze on the
They normally see it by the way the berg blots out the stars on the horizon but the optical effect lifted the horizon effectively higher up blocking
out the berg until it was almost upon them.
Again it sounds crazy but there were many distorted optical effects that seemed inexplicable that night including how could the Carpathian be less
that ten miles away yet not see a massive liner sinking and firing flares,they watched the whole thing happen but thought they were watching a small
to midsize liner sitting at rest.
Anyway the point is that changes between lighter warmer air and colder denser air makes the lght refract and creates weird optical illusions.It may be
warm still air at ground level but 1000's of feet up la ayer of cold air moving through,perhaps a warmer above that and it made the whole sky appear
to pass by that fast.
If the stars did actually move that quickly then it means the earth was rotating faster and I reckon the whole world would have known about it.