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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