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Strange lights

  1. Jan 5, 2008 #1
    Do you think this is an effect of the night scopes? or is there some other phenominon going on here. I give the video 100% credability, as it seems several observers see the same thing... what are they seeing. Seems the brightest is over the biggest city.

     
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  3. Jan 5, 2008 #2
    Could be a streak from a satellite optical communications array. This has been experimented before, a communication link with satellites by sending large amounts of data via an infrared laser.

    http://spie.org/x14153.xml
     
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  4. Jan 5, 2008 #3

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    I would put that down to an atmospheric phenomenon similar to a sundog like this. Google image 'sundog' and you'll see all sorts of atmo phenomena.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2008 #4
    "Its probably the haze off mars."

    :rofl:

    The optical satellite theory does seem the most likely. But if it was a secret millitary project it could be pretty much anything.
     
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