Re: Unidentified

From: Ulrich Beinert (analemma@gmx.de)
Date: Sat Oct 13 2001 - 05:35:47 EDT

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    >Many thanks for your help, I observed these stars/ planets tonight but no
    >flashing
    
    If the air was steadier, then the stars probably did not twinkle.
    
    >though the other night my daughter woke at 4am looked out to see it
    flashing
    >in the SSE that it made irregular
    
    Actually, this is very possible. At 4AM, low in the SSE is another star,
    namely Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. Especially when it is still
    low in the sky and because of its extreme brightness, it has been known to
    flash in all colors, from blue to red and green! This can actually be so
    extreme that it can look like the star is moving and has thus been believed
    to be a UFO!
    
    Ulrich
    
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