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Flying Numeral

Post by Astrophil » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:15 am

Hi All,

Today I captured my very first transit of something a little different. Not a plane or bird but what looks like the number 3. Tomorrow I'll look for a two or four.

Phil
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Re: Flying Numeral

Post by eroel » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:30 am

Phi:
It looks like a 3 balloon set.
I have seen many balloons fly around, spaecially on some religious festivities, even many with their strings tied together.
Though I have never imaged such a transit, nice experience.
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Re: Flying Numeral

Post by rsfoto » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:57 am

Hi Phil,

WOW, that is an interesting flyby ...


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Re: Flying Numeral

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:51 am

I have no idea. Truly an Unidentified Flying Object!


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Re: Flying Numeral

Post by marktownley » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:10 am

Awesome capture Phil!


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Re: Flying Numeral

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:37 am

Good one, Phil :)

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Re: Flying Numeral

Post by ffellah » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:04 pm

Hi Phil: it looks like Santa’s sled flying home.

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Re: Flying Numeral

Post by Montana » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:29 pm

I love it!! I too thought of Santa's sleigh then thought it looked more like a flying magic bean, perhaps from Jack and the Giant Beanstalk :lol:

It was certainly high up to be that sharp, birds are always a bit blurred, however it would have to be a very fat and wingless bird that high up :lol:

Thanks for making me smile

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Re: Flying Numeral

Post by MapleRidge » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:02 pm

Hi Phil...

Quite the catch, and he balloon theory makes sense too!!!

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Re: Flying Numeral

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:27 pm

I'll go for the balloon theory with such an excellent capture Phil.
Thanks for the capture and well SPODDED too.

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Re: Flying Numeral

Post by MAURITS » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:12 pm

Great capture Phil.


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Re: Flying Numeral

Post by Astrophil » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:39 pm

Thanks,
A little levity is always good. Seems that ufo sightings are commonly explained away as balloons but in this case I tend to agree. I’ve seen big balloons shaped like numbers, it was windy when I imaged and blowing from the direction of transit so maybe it escaped from a 30th birthday party. On the other hand I have heard that Santa vacations in Florida.

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