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What exactly needs to happen NOW (or maybe MON)?

Genevieve Jacobs 4 December 2018 54

The mysterious words appeared in Canberra skies at lunchtime. Photo: Facebook.

Most often the words in the sky are pretty clear: Marry Me, perhaps, or even No Tax. But at around 12:30 pm, Canberrans were mystified by the appearance of three letters that could be urgent (NOW) or making a date for the future (MON).

But what does it mean? Commenters on the Canberra noticeboard group speculated it was everything from a date night to an abbreviation for the name Monica.

Others pointed out that when pilots are training for skywriting, NOW is a good word to practice, as connecting to O is widely used, while N and W help with joining straight lines and making quick turns for each line before wind moves the line.

There’s still other speculation that the skywriting might be connected to a protest against children in refugee detention on Manus Island. But if so, it’s a far from clear message for the vast majority of viewers.

Region Media has attempted to call several skywriting companies without success, so let us know what you think. What does the message mean?

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9:03 pm 04 Dec 18

Katie Urquhart ah, was not meant to be Mon

8:17 pm 04 Dec 18

Hey Mon! Chill out!

7:39 pm 04 Dec 18

Ahhh the bloody Christians! Got us good Coral O'Callaghan

7:14 pm 04 Dec 18

Shane Strong what we saw today

7:04 pm 04 Dec 18

🤭 me sending a message to my kids to clean up NOW!! 😂

6:05 pm 04 Dec 18

MON not NOW. 🤣😂🤔🤭

5:53 pm 04 Dec 18

Call an election...NOW

5:33 pm 04 Dec 18

Maybe it's MON 🤔

5:26 pm 04 Dec 18

Contact your federal MPs and tell them to vote against the anti-encryption bill.

4:55 pm 04 Dec 18


4:52 pm 04 Dec 18

It’s MON day?

4:34 pm 04 Dec 18

Kids off Nauru.

4:31 pm 04 Dec 18

Natural Organic Wines

4:26 pm 04 Dec 18

Anyone else see the irony here - use a plane to pollute the sky with a message on climate change...

4:12 pm 04 Dec 18

They were actually ordering wonton soup but wrote it upside down and bailed after three letters once they realised

4:04 pm 04 Dec 18 the time for climate change action..

    4:07 pm 04 Dec 18

    While flying around for an hour burning aviation fuel 💁🏻‍♀️

    5:57 pm 04 Dec 18

    Dave Wilkinson Dave get some education mate. They say this planet is around 5 Billion years old. How many ice ages and slight warming periods happened during those 5 BILLION years? Oh do you know what makes plants grow? I'll tell you,. Water, Sun and Carbon dioxide. Heres another fact. Many mass greenhouses pump in carbon dioxide to promote growth. Get your head out of you arse a start thinking for yourself.

    7:55 pm 04 Dec 18

    Tony Morris you a climate scientist??

4:04 pm 04 Dec 18

I love that you used my photo 🤗

4:03 pm 04 Dec 18


4:02 pm 04 Dec 18

Climate-change action.

4:01 pm 04 Dec 18

I saw it. No idea what it means.

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