posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 05:17 AM
reply to post by NZkraw
Hmm nice, how long did the zig zagging last for and what sort of speed did it do the zig zag at, rough distance covered by each motion etc.
Since that sounds like the most interesting aspect. If you take out the zig zag bit and the double backing it could have been a satellite, although
the color doesnt match any ive seen and not sure about the direction based on your description, most satellites ive watched travel the same 'highway'
in the sky... ill be honest all I know is the Southern Cross, Orion, Scorpio, the stars Rigel and Haydar, and Mangelin Clouds and the Pleiades and
thats the limit of my star pointing, so not sure where the Big Dipper is in relation to us.
Think ill keep an eye out the next few nights
im in the Waikato but hey never know had some good clear nights recently
Your lucky to see
something like that, ive always wanted to see a zig zagger.
edit:- Hmm from the looks of it you cant see the big dipper anywhere down here, sure you arent meaning some other constellation like Corvus(sp?)?
Think ill have to break out the big old astronomy guide book on the book shelf
Oh and keep an eye out for the next few nights around the same time, might come back which could make it easier to identify.
edit on 14-2-2013
by BigfootNZ because: (no reason given)