Tuesday, October 1, 2013

WEATHER PHENOMENON: Sky Riddle - NASA Puzzled By Mysterious Green Patches That Appears To Cover The Sky?!

October 01, 2013 - SPACE - What is it? Some surely natural phenomenon has appeared in a video that, so far, has defied clear identification.

Thetime-lapse video below was made to record Perseid meteors above Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick, Canada late this summer.

The video, which ran from 9:30 pm August 11 to 3:00 am the next morning, records several meteor and satellite streaks beyond a picturesque background. Each image records a 30 second exposure.

WATCH:  Hopewell Rocks perseid meteor shower time lapse. 

At about 25 seconds into the video, however, an unusual patchy green glow appears to cover the sky. Possible explanations include airglow, aurora, lighting from an artificial or natural source, or something completely different.

This APOD is an attempt not only to solve this intriguing sky riddle, but to measure how powerful the APOD readership is as a citizen-science, collective-intelligence engine. - NASA.

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