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@stacyv81 (5904)
United States
July 18, 2007 11:32am CST
I dont know what this is...we saw it in the sky one evening. This is a close up picture. anyone know what it is?
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• Canada
18 Jul 07
Could be anything probally a a plane at high altitude.
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
18 Jul 07
it went across the sky where I was looking in about 30 minutes, it was moving so slow the only reason I knew it was moving is because it was in a different place, but I didnt see it move
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
18 Jul 07
another one - another one, do not know what it is
here is a pic from further away, I have a couple as it was so slow to move.
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• Canada
18 Jul 07
Sorry you could really of seen somethign but from your pic looks liek a plane flyign at high altitude.
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@addysmum (1225)
• Canada
18 Jul 07
Tell us more about it. Was it the color of the setting sun on the clouds, if so it was probably a plane. Did it have color in it's tail kind of like sparkles? If so it may have been space debris falling to Earth. Years ago I saw a large object shoot across the sky with a colored tail that sparkled, turns out it was a satellite that fell.
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
18 Jul 07
it wasnt a plane b/c it was very slow moving. It moved across the sky in about 30 minutes. Mostly when I see planes they go by faster than that.
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
18 Jul 07
as it got further away - this is one as it got further away
here is one as it got further away and one from a farther distance than the up close one I showed before.
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@addysmum (1225)
• Canada
18 Jul 07
Well if it moved that slow it wouldn't be a failing anything. I really don't know what it would have been, the first pic looks like the jet trail of a plane but your right they don't move all that slow, all though the higher the plane the slower it looks like it is going. You have me stumped if you find out what it was let us know.
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@shannon76 (1233)
• United States
18 Jul 07
could be a comet, or a satellite falling from the sky to earth?
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
18 Jul 07
it moved very slow, not like a plane.
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
18 Jul 07
or something quick like a comet, it took about 30 minutes to move across the sky where I was looking
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@feliniti (875)
18 Jul 07
Perhaps it is the International Space Station. That takes about 30 minutes to cross the sky I believe.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
18 Jul 07
does it have a trail like that?
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• United States
18 Jul 07
Possible falling star in flames...I have seen some at night like this before. Or a jet plane as it also appears to have a twin looking flame. Thats all I can think of...
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
18 Jul 07
those all look as if they are moving and pretty quickly though right? This one was really slow moving and took about 30 minutes to get across the sky where I was looking. I probably should've added that in my original discussion
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@mummymo (23707)
18 Jul 07
I'm not sure sweety but from what I can see when I enlarge the photo it looks more like the wake of some kind of aeroplane! It may also be a cloud as I have seen some clouds that looked a bit like this - sorry I can't be any more helpful sweets! xxx
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
18 Jul 07
a cloud huh? hmm...I dont think it was an airplane as they usually look as if they are moving pretty quickly, this took about 30 min to get across the sky just where I was looking.
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• United States
18 Jul 07
Could be several different things, hard to tell. Looks mostly to me like exhaust of a very high jet because it looks like it has 2 strips.
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
18 Jul 07
I could understand that if it moved quickly but it stayed the same for about 30 minutes, it was so slow I couldnt see it move, I only knew it moved because it was in a different spot in the sky.
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18 Jul 07
It's probably a plane. Like a red arrow (if your not sure) they're show planes which let out smoke when they fly. I doubt it's a comet but a falling object is a maybe but rare, so I would go for guess it was a plane. ~Joey
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@speedy1279 (2667)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Well it is definitly something. What seems to still be a mystery. Like everyone else said it looks like a trail from a plane of some sort, but the fact that it was moving so slow it most likely is not. Very strange! Please let us know if you find out what it is. Have you asked around your town to see if others saw it and what it possibly could be? You may even want to share it with the local news company. They may be able to figure it out by putting something on the air about it. Just a thought.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
28 Jul 07
Hello stacyv81! There can be only two possibilities about this picture: 1. It is a very high altitude flying plane. I know that you have commented that you saw it for 30 minutes. Let me tell you that the continental bound flights fly very high and on normal days they are usually not visible because of the mist and haze present in the atmosphere. On a very clear sunny day/evening, you can see them and they will appear moving very, very slow considering their distance from ground. I am also saying that because of the trail. You can see that the trail appears to separate into 2 soon after it leaves the object. Smaller trail is also supporting the fact that there is much less moister in atmosphere, otherwise the trail will be long. 2. It is a space shuttle and the trail is of the booster rockets. Booster rockets are smaller rockets attached to the shuttle along side main rocket to give it an extra lift, but it seems less likely because they separate in earlier stage If you can tell the exact date when you saw it, I'll be in a better position to locate and precise whether it's an air craft or a space craft. I am attaching a picture of DeltaII which was launched on june 7, 2007. http://www.air-and-space.com/vafb.htm
@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
28 Jul 07
Delta-II Launch - Delta-II Cosmo SkyMed Launch
I am not sure why the picture didn't appear. I'll try again.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
28 Jul 07
I believe it was around December 26, because I put them in my picture folder that day and I believe it was the same or next day that we saw it.
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
28 Jul 07
it was in 2006.
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• Brazil
19 Jul 07
OMG THIS IS A SPACE SHIP!!! -_-" Hehe Don't be so concerned about it, dude. Maybe it's just a airplane doing something strange. It happens all the time.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
19 Jul 07
i didnt think it was a space ship that was the furthest thing from my mind. A plane doesnt go that slow though it took 30 min to cross the section of sky we were looking at.
• Romania
27 Jul 07
It was Superman, flying at slow speed!
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 Jul 07
This looks interesting whatever it is. Nice picture.
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
19 Jul 07
No, I dont know what it is, there could be many explainations though..Great that you had the chance to take a shot of it though...Its creepin though because I do believe that there is something else out there...
• Canada
19 Jul 07
well then i am out of ideas!