Hello guys and gals!
I am not sure if it has been pointed out on other threads, but I noticed something that explains what we see in the video.
As you watch the meteor as it's tracked across the sky, something does seem to come in contact with it. It would need to be a very fast moving
projectile in order to display the sort of closing speed seen in the video.
I have seen some people call it 'Lens Flare', but I do not buy that. However, there is an explanation I do not mind to claim as plausible and even
As the meteor is tracked across the sky and the 'projectile' first enters view, there is something else that appears at that exact moment.
Looking slightly above and below the meteor and the 'projectile' you can see 2 dark, shadowy looking objects. These 2 objects a highly suspect and are
probably deirectly related to the 'projectile', because both shadowy objects and the 'projectile' track and close in on the meteor at exactly the same
What could this mean?
Have you ever seen power lines that have the big red 'balls' positioned along them? They are usually spaced about 100'+ apart from one another. I
haven't found their proper name or their function yet, but I imagine it is a sort of marker for air traffic to see.
The powerlines that require such markers are generally elevated higher than a standard power line. Also, it is common to see these powerlines in
multiples. I mean that they are stacked on top of each other, w/ 10'-15' space between them. In this case, there appears to be at least 3 power lines
stacked upon each other and with all three featuring markers.
Viewing the projectile's approach, these markers are obviously traveling at the same rate - which is 0mph. They only appear to be moving, because the
meteor is passing them. Pretty simple concept and illusion that we've probable all witnessed in the past.
OK... so this still doesn't explain why the meteor exploded at the same time the 'center marker' appeared to be in the same place as the meteor.
Although it seems unlikely, I believe the meteor may have struck the marker and may be the source of the explosion. I think it's possible, because the
meteor was probably pretty close to exploding on it own, via atmospheric friction.
Striking the marker can account for each and every characteristic seen in the video. When the meteor makes contact with the The 'projectile/marker' is
destroyed when the meteor makes contact. The force of the impact causes the marker to explode and scatter through the sky in many directions. This
could explain why the 'projectile' seems to strike the meteor and come out the other side.
Instead of exiting the other side, the meteor actually knocks it out in front it, providing the illusion of a 'through-&-through' impact.
I also meant to mention the possibility of there being only 2 power lines, each with markers and a third line with a marker as well.
The difference would be that the 3rd line would be more like a guide line, connecting the two lines together - possibly to create added stability?
Also, it may be that the meteor did not break-up on impact with the marker. This seems likely, due to the massive flare-up a few moments after the
'projectile's' impact. I think initial explosion may be the marker breaking apart, not the meteor, it's break up occurred moments later, when the
meteor makes a huge flash.
edit on 22-2-2013 by esteay812 because: (no reason given)