I saw this at 5:15-5:30am Arizona Time. Facing east from Scottsdale Arizona. It was a bright light in the night sky. As bright as day. It was a long streak of light that went up into a rainbow plume that flowed outwards. I don't know if a plane exploded, a UFO showed up, or it was some sort of electromagnetic occurrence. If anyone knows or wants to let me know what they think feel free!
September ε–Perseids (SPE)
Active: September 4—14; Maximum: September 9, 22h UT (λ⊙ = 166.7°); ZHR = 5;
Radiant: α = 47°, δ = +40°; Radiant drift: see Table 6;
V∞ = 64 km/s; r = 3.0;
TFC: α = 30°, δ = +55°; α = 28°, δ = +35° and α = 25°, δ = +40° (β > 10° S).
A short observing window is available on September 9 before the waning crescent Moon rises (one day after last quarter) for this primarily northern-hemisphere shower’s maximum. The radiant area is well on-view overnight from about 22h—23h local time for mid-northern locations, while moonrise then is between about 22h—00h for similar places. Though previously little-known, this radiant was apparently that responsible for producing an unexpected outburst of swift, bright meteors on 2008 September 9, between roughly λ⊙ = 166.894°—166.921°. The repeat time for that outburst interval converted to 2012 would be September 9, between 08h40m—09h20m UT, but nothing unusual is predicted to occur this time.
It is possible that along with the Aurigids (peak Aug 31/Sep 01) and later δ–Aurigids, this shower is simply one more easily-detected in a series of poorly-observed sources with radiants around Aries, Perseus, Cassiopeia and Auriga during the northern early autumn. The telescopic shower of the β–Cassiopeiids is suspected of being active too during September, for example, and there may be others.
Such a sad world where beautiful, yet mundane natural phenomenon just isn't exciting enough, to the point that we'll invent whatever mythology we want.
This is what happened after our last sophisticated civlization 10-15-20,000 years ago, or whenever it was:
VIDCAST: Flight of 'Juno Missile' Caught On Camera By Tucson Reporter & Cameraman
TUSCON - A test launch at New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range sparked UFO reports Thursday morning.
The launch produced a contrail visible from as far away as Phoenix, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and and Tucson.
The test of the Patriot Advanced Capability 3 or PAC-3 missile, was conducted using a Juno missile as a target.
The Juno was launched from Fort Wingate near Gallup and flew to White Sands Missile Range to be intercepted by the PAC-3.
The sunlight lit up the contrail from the Juno, creating a light show.
The Juno performed as expected.
This was the 14th time a large ballistic target missile has been fired from Fort Wingate since 1998. . . .
Link here with video of reporter...
http://www.theufochronicles.com/2012/09 ... aught.html
99socks wrote:Such a sad world where beautiful, yet mundane natural phenomenon just isn't exciting enough, to the point that we'll invent whatever mythology we want.
Can you Imagine a world without beautiful tales and captivating imagery taken directly from mythology.
Some of the best stories ever told.
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