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Re: 1956 Lunar Path Light - Fleming

From: Lan Fleming <lfleming5.nul>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 16:14:56 -0600
Fwd Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 12:13:00 -0500
Subject: Re: 1956 Lunar Path Light - Fleming


>From: Ray Stanford <dinotracker.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 09:27:37 -0500
>Subject: Re: 1956 Lunar Path Light - Stanford

>>From: Cap. Alejandro Franz <alfafox.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 04:44:02 -0700
>>Subject: Re: 1956 Lunar Path Light

>>>From: Ted Phillips, I.A.I. <archaeoanom.nul-linc.net>
>>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 09:53:07 -0600
>>>Subject: 1956 Lunar Path Light

>>>I found this in the files and thought it might be of interest.

>>>The image at:

>>>http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/ufoupdates/listers/ted/56moonufo.html

>>>was taken by a good friend, professor of astronomy at a college
>>>in 1956. He gave me the negative and this print before getting
>>>rid of the rest. He was afraid of ridicule.

>>I found that the picture of the moon is a fake. Maybe that's the
>>ridicule your good friend was afraid of. If you see the part in
>>which the other half side that is part of the moon couldn't let
>>the stars show in the background as it does.

>>See:

>http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/ufoupdates/listers/ted/images/lunar%201956.jpg

>Captain Franz,

>Although I am not commenting on whether the photo under
>discussion is authentic (i.e., not fake by the astronomer), I
>think a more objective interpretation of the many white spots on
>the right is that they are probably either the result of light-
>blocking debris on the negative making white spots on the photo
>print emulsion, and/or just damage to, or else light-colored
>debris upon, the face of the photo, per se, or conceivably even
>a combination of the two.  After all, the photo is said to have
>been made in 1956, so it, and/or its negative, is 47 or 48 years
>old. Photos and negatives can get awfully damaged in that amount
>of time.


Ray,

You're right on target here. I've seen other photographs taken
by Earth-based telescopes that show similar lights, one of them
in an old issue of Sky and Telescope. They tend to appear near
the moon's day/night terminator as this one does.

One theory is that the light flashes are electrical discharges
that have something to do with differences in electric potential
between the day-side and the night-side of the terminator. Some
people might shout "UFO" too quickly. Others, obviously, shout
"hoax" too quickly.




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