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Taking a series of images of the whole Moon last night (16th March) that an object appeared on two successive frames 2 secs apart at 23:32:20 and 23:32:22. Any guesses as to whether this is a satellite or what? Seems an odd shape for a satellite to me.

Chris

 

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Not sure but I'm always surprised how much 'stuff' there is up there. Just been out observing the moon for a good 90 minutes and amazed at the number of birds flying across the field of view even at midnight.  

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Lots of birds about at night at the moment so it seems, had lots fly across the moon the other night, but they transit in far far less than a second, and with quite a few, you can almost discern shape and flapping wings.

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1 hour ago, Barry Fitz-Gerald said:

Lots of birds about at night at the moment so it seems, had lots fly across the moon the other night, but they transit in far far less than a second, and with quite a few, you can almost discern shape and flapping wings.

Yes, I agree - birds look obvious with structure and cross very quickly. I wondered about a half inflated weather balloon, but I think the apparent movement doesn't match the wind direction.

Chris

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7 hours ago, chiltonstar said:

.........................but I think the apparent movement doesn't match the wind direction.

Surface winds last night were easterly, but higher up (approx 30,000ft) I think they were westerlies - check out windy.com

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