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Day time UFO above Canberra?

By nanzan - 20 September 2010 26

Yesterday I spotted something odd in the day time sky above Franklin.

At about 2 pm, I happened to be lying down in a playground in Franklin (where I was playing with my son) and I spotted what appeared to be a silver or shiny light very high up in the sky, as I was looking almost straight up above my head, and a little towards the south. It appeared to be very high, but with very few reference points, and not being able to work out the size of the “object”, this was hard to know for sure. It didn’t appear to move from side to side – it appeared to be motionless or hovering – and it didn’t appear to be ascending or descending, or if it was going up it was doing so slowly.

I got up and went to the car and grabbed some binoculars. I returned to where I had been lying down in the playground and eventually found the object again in the sky and it seemed to be in the same position. Some clouds passed over it and obscured it from view, but then it came back into view once the clouds had passed. Through the binoculars I still couldn’t get a clear view of what the object was, just that it was certainly there, seemed to be silver or white or illuminated.

After looking away a few times and looking back I eventually lost sight of the object. I wonder where it went, and what it was?

Did anyone else happen to notice this object yesterday? (It reminded me that something could be in the sky in a position like that on almost any given day and most people would never notice. How many of us lie down and look straight up to the sky in the middle of the day?)

What’s Your opinion?


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26 Responses to
Day time UFO above Canberra?
Wraith 4:14 pm 20 Sep 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Or maybe Uranus

The sun certainly shines out of mine.

You must be working on your hands and knees today then.

p1 4:11 pm 20 Sep 10

Twit said :

I was also going to suggest the ISS, but yeah – it doesn’t match up. So I’m going to go instead with a small drunk learner planet.

…on a bicycle?

Woody Mann-Caruso 3:49 pm 20 Sep 10

Or maybe Uranus

The sun certainly shines out of mine.

Thoroughly Smashed 3:26 pm 20 Sep 10

Twit said :

I was also going to suggest the ISS, but yeah – it doesn’t match up. So I’m going to go instead with a small drunk learner planet.

Pluto’s pissed, pissed off and he’s coming for revenge?

Wraith 3:20 pm 20 Sep 10

Deckard said :

Probably Venus. You can see it in the day when it’s bright – which it is now.

Or maybe Uranus

Twit 3:10 pm 20 Sep 10

I was also going to suggest the ISS, but yeah – it doesn’t match up. So I’m going to go instead with a small drunk learner planet.

colourful sydney rac 3:03 pm 20 Sep 10

Bosworth said :

Watch out for the argument from ignorance.
http://www.fallacyfiles.org/ignorant.html

What is that silver shining thing in the sky?
I don’t know.
Therefore, it MUST be …..

To be fair it is, by definition, a U.F.O.

Bosworth 2:50 pm 20 Sep 10

Watch out for the argument from ignorance.
http://www.fallacyfiles.org/ignorant.html

What is that silver shining thing in the sky?
I don’t know.
Therefore, it MUST be …..

davecdp 2:44 pm 20 Sep 10

you should have grabbed your camera or mobile phone with camera instead of the binoculars…..

Sammy 2:39 pm 20 Sep 10

I would’ve said the International Space Station which, with the addition last year of yet more solar panels, is often visible during the day. However, in the last few days its been passing over the ACT very early in the morning and late at night.

http://www.heavens-above.com/allpass1sat.asp?lat=-35.27702&lng=149.11194&alt=0&loc=Canberra&TZ=AEST&satid=25544&Date=40439.5833333333&Mag=

Deckard 2:31 pm 20 Sep 10

Probably Venus. You can see it in the day when it’s bright – which it is now.

M0les 2:24 pm 20 Sep 10

Iridium satellite?

p1 2:14 pm 20 Sep 10

It was a reptiod. The silver colour is from his tinfoil helmet.

deye 2:14 pm 20 Sep 10

probably a lost balloon or kite from the Candle festival

lobster 1:58 pm 20 Sep 10

Swamp gas.
Weather balloon.

Nothing to see here.

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