Originally posted by JayinAR
reply to post by ownbestenemy
Well yeah. I would hope someone could tell if a fiery object was moving TOWARDS them at several thousand miles per hour.
Just like you would hope people could tell if a 150 ton locomotive was moving TOWARDS them too....or airline pilots recognizing another aircraft
moving TOWARDS them.
To clarify the above, those objects would have near zero apparent motion in relation to the view if they were moving towards them at a certain angle.
That was the point of this; they are moving yet we perceive their movement differently because of their size in relation to the surroundings.
What we see and what we comprehend are completely two different things in these instances. Same here with this object.
ETA: People describing the object 100s of miles away in the opposite direction would have the appearance of the object moving rapidly "upward";
similar to airliner contrails that have a similar visual effect.
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