Friday, June 15, 2012

Sky Rockets in Flight

More like evening delight.

Last night over the Strait of Georgia near Powell River, BC, we saw this bright light in the sky. It appeared just after sunset over Texada Island. From the trails in the sky, it appears there was an earlier one to the right. My guess is it was either rockets or high intensity flares test fired from a ship in Military Exercise Area WG (Whiskey Golf to locals) on the other side of the strait.

P-0849(2012) STRAIT OF GEORGIA - WG Activated:0426 14 Jun 2012 Military Exercise Area WG (north of Nanaimo), shown on Canadian charts 3463 and 3512 will be active across the full range area on June 14, 2012 from 0700 until 2100 PDT for surface-subsurface-air operations. Area WG is extremely hazardous during operations and is closed to marine traffic.
Pretty interesting don't you think? -- Margy

8 comments:

  1. I DO think it is VERY interesting. Thanks for that capture!

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  2. Great capture. I was reading that there was a meteor that was passing very close to earth as well.

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  3. Great captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. I saw it too, just a bit later, and too dark for photos. And now I know what it was! Thanks Margy!

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  5. I forgot about Skywatch! I've been truly busy.
    sigh.

    Greetings from Cottage Country!

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  6. Good eye on the capture, very interesting.

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  7. Interesting about the lights, but also the colour of that sky is fantastic xxx

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  8. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting on my Sky Watch Friday post about an interesting light in the sky. I guess it is a fairly common sight since there wasn't any other mention of it anywhere online. - Margy

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