Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Strange light in the sky near Canberra

I'm currently curious about a bright light I have captured in a still frame and a thirty second video just after midnight on tuesday 18th of September for one night near Canberra. (The dates on the timestamps are wrong.)

There was only a ten minute window of opportunity for the light to be captured as the camera reset to take one photo and thirty seconds of video every 10 minutes.

This is a daytime shot..

A nightime shot with light..

A composite of the two shots..

A gif of six frames of the video enlarged..

And finally an enlargement of the still capture preceding the video..

I posted the photos on my facebook page and got some interesting, and very plausible, suggestions as to what the light could be. 

One suggestion was the planet venus, another the fire tower on the top of Mount Tennant as the light seemed to be situated over the top of the mountain as viewed from Nass Road. 

Another suggestion was an incoming aeroplane's lights.

The oddest suggestion was that it is a bell shaped unidentified flying object or UFO as the abbreviation goes.

I'm not sure exactly what it was. Theshort duration and location of the light in the photo I think may dismiss some of the suggestions.. 

I plan to relocate the camera and try and determine if this is a repeating phenomenon.

I just think it is interesting..

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