Have you been out at night and wondered “What was that?” We all have. We see things that we cannot identify: Unidentified Flying Objects. Most have common causes but are often quite mysterious.
White specks are stars or planets. Stars are in fixed patterns while the planets wander over time. We see streaks across the sky; mostly they are white but sometimes red or green. These are meteors. They are very small stones flying through the Earth’s atmosphere causing the air to glow. We also see airplanes. If it is blinking or has red or green lights, then it is an airplane. You also see satellites crossing the sky. They appear as moving stars and may take five minutes to go from horizon to horizon.
These are no longer mysteries. To learn more about the night sky and see the wonders, come to the Insperity Observatory for public night. Reservations are required: humbleisd.net/observatory