Honey, the stars are acting crazy.....
July 10, 2010 10:12 PM Subscribe
We just saw the stars do the craziest thing in the night sky - what happened?!
posted by stoneweaver to Science & Nature (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Over the space of about five minutes a group of a couple dozen "stars" move at least 80 degrees through the night sky. (They moved from north to south. If we were looking straight up into the night sky and treating it as round with the center directly overhead, they moved about a quarter of the sky, but in a straight line.) They were grouped together about as tightly as a typical constellation. They were very bright, but when they stopped moving they faded from view quickly. I would say that their speed was somewhere between a plane and a fast moving satellite. They were certainly not moving as quickly as normal shooting stars. It's a mildly over cast night and few if any other stars are visible due to light pollution. Besides the slightly unusual brightness and crazy speed, they resembled stars. About 40 people describe seeing the exact same thing and there are no drugs involved. If it makes any difference, this was in New Mexico.