Saturday, September 19, 2009

UFO (Mew Lake)

We stared, perplexed, at the strange bright cone of light, in the distance. Cone or funnel shape with bright apex. Very distant.

Near Jupiter. Approx. 15° away, to the right, slight down ... 15° in elevation. Jupiter alt/az at the time 17°/136°.

Something to do with an airplane? Was the Toronto airport in that direction? No... it was too high for aircraft. I had never seen anything like that before.

Of course, there were dozens of civilians visiting the park, standing around the Mew Lake beach. All looking at Jupiter. Suddenly, they all turned to us RASC members—the astronomy experts—for an answer. We were all shrugging and humming and scratching our heads...

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