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Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph - Bright

From: Dan Bright <ufo.nul>
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 22:39:33 -0000
Fwd Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 10:11:40 -0500
Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph - Bright


>From: Amy Hebert <vanguard.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 07:46:47 -0600
>Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph

>>From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 15:56:12 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph

>You claim the light is coming from above, to the right and
>slightly in *front* of all the objects in the photo. You also
>claim the sun would have been over and slightly *behind* the
>photographer's right shoulder. If this is true, where is the
>photographer's shadow?

Hi Amy, John, listers:

The azimuth of the sun at 14:52pm, for Whittlesea Australia
(Lat: 37=B0 31' South, Long: 145=B0, 07' East), on January 15 2004
would have been 29.9=B0. The Altitude would have been 71.5=B0:

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/

The railway line that is present in the image probably runs
South to North (Melbourne to Epping). The sun would be to the
West (North would be to the right of the image). This
corresponds with the shadows that are visible te ground.

The precise pattern and intensity of reflection and shadow on
the object would surely depend upon it's precise shape,
dimensions, attitude, altitude, surface material, atmospheric
haze, so on and so forth, which of course we don't know.

For what it's worth, I've also done a few test renders of a
domed disk in various positions (with the sun set as stated
above):

http://www.zaziork.com/astrobservation/whittlesea_demo.htm


Best to all,

Dan

www.theunexplained.info




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