A SUMMARY OF RECENT UNUSUAL SKY PHENOMENA – by Dieter Braun (Indian in the machine)


A SUMMARY OF RECENT UNUSUAL SKY PHENOMENA – by Dieter Braun (Indian in the machine)

Wally Pacholka Photographs Meteor or Spaceship?..

Well folks…first we had that crazy spiral in Norway and now this week we have the “green meteor”. Wally Pacholka (check out Wally’s site, he’s got gorgeous sky image available for purchase) claims to have photographed a green meteor from the Geminid meteor shower, supposedly a regular belt of energy that our planet goes through every year. “A meteor this monster size is extremely rare to see, never mind photograph.
“It has to be one of the brightest meteor photographs on record.”

From The Telegraph UK:
Taking 1522 photographs and capturing 48 meteors, Mr Pacholka was able to get this amazing image.
“The Gemini shower in my opinion is always the best meteor shower of the year and this one was the best I had ever seen with activity of at least 150 per hour near peak time”, he said.
“A meteor this monster size is extremely rare to see, never mind photograph.
“It has to be one of the brightest meteor photographs on record.”
The Geminids are slow meteors that create beautiful long arcs across the sky with many lasting more than a second.
The shower’s radiant the point in the sky from which the meteors appear to originate is the Gemini constellation, giving the event its name.
The Geminids have been historically overlooked by stargazers, simply because of their timing so close to the busy holiday season and during frezzing winter nights, astronomers say.


Dieter writes:
Okay my third eye is quivering…looking at the photograph, this doesn’t look like a meteor, it has the shape of perhaps a spaceship. The green colour is also interesting…this object for me, has crystal energy, therefore I don’t associate it with being a meteor. Also, the streak across the sky isn’t in line with my previous experiences of seeing many meteors. Continue reading