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*skyguy*
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The Moon and Jets
      #6018298 - 08/10/13 10:07 PM

I was out observing the thin crescent moon this evening with my telescope (138X) and I suddenly saw a couple of small lights passing across the unlit part of the moon. A split second latter, a passenger jet was silhouetted against bright portion, leaving a heat trail that distorted the lunar surface for a second or so. It was the first time for me! Has anyone else observed a plane ... birds ... bats ... insects ... satellites (ISS?) or dare I say it ... UFO's ... passing in front of the moon?

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azure1961p
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Re: The Moon and Jets new [Re: *skyguy*]
      #6018384 - 08/10/13 11:55 PM

Yes it's fairly common but not regular. I see birds more than aircraft however.

Pete


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Kutno
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Re: The Moon and Jets new [Re: *skyguy*]
      #6018477 - 08/11/13 01:56 AM

James,

Bats, often. On rare occasions, the ISS.


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RobDob
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Re: The Moon and Jets new [Re: Kutno]
      #6022027 - 08/13/13 12:35 AM Attachment (14 downloads)

I always see birds, once seen a jet as the OP has posted. I recollect a taking a pic that had a little avion critter passing through. Found it in my 4/13 archives:

Rob


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raffaello
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Re: The Moon and Jets new [Re: RobDob]
      #6022565 - 08/13/13 10:13 AM

here my published detection last evening...
http://lunarnetworks.blogspot.it/2013/08/an-unexpected-transit.html

See:)
Raffaello Lena


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Re: The Moon and Jets new [Re: *skyguy*]
      #6023053 - 08/13/13 02:11 PM

I have seen many birds and jets passing in front of the moon, especially when I lived closer to the airport than you do. My most cherished view is that of a U2 spy plane flying in front of the moon.

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mich_al
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Re: The Moon and Jets new [Re: star drop]
      #6024362 - 08/14/13 01:28 AM

Happened to me tonight looking at Pluto.

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seawolfe
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Re: The Moon and Jets new [Re: mich_al]
      #6024787 - 08/14/13 10:13 AM

There was a plane on Pluto???

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