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A natural phenomenon! WHO ever saw something like that???

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Hi and good morning!

Today I need your help!!!
Yesterday evening , at 17.55 UTC, I saw this spectacle during a walk at the beachside in Latchi /Cyprus (this is a small spot at the southwestern part of the island
All together it lasts about 11/2 minutes and I was able to take this pics
I know that the quality of those images are not goo, but everything happened so quick and was kind of a big surprise out of the blue...
My question now is: has anybody a clue what THIS could be???
Please check a l l versions - maybe anyone could help me to find an answer? Maybe one of your family, friends oder relatives knows anything about that???
Thanks in advance!!!
Your help in this case is very appreciated!

P.S. the images are n o t manipulated!
Meniko

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot G12
Lens:6.1-30.5 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Jun 2012 - 8:46 PM
Focal Length:30.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:A natural phenomenon! WHO ever saw something like that???
Username:meniko meniko
Uploaded:8 Jun 2012 - 10:45 AM
Tags:Astronomie, Flash / lighting, Natural phenomen, Nature, Photo journalism, Shooting star, Sky
Votes:8
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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mohikan22
mohikan22 e2 Member 102286 forum postsmohikan22 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2012 - 10:53 AM

looks like something breaking up in the atmosphere.....?distinctive 3 sources of light.... but to last over a minute.. did it move or was it stationary?

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meniko
meniko e2 Member 3meniko vcard Cyprus
8 Jun 2012 - 11:00 AM

It moved , and there was also a kind of "fire ball" to see- unfortunately not so visible at the pics...

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10529 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2012 - 11:07 AM

We don't know where you were walking, the beach is a bit vague. It looks like a satellite or booster vehicle re-entry and break-up. Very interesting.

Alan

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meniko
meniko e2 Member 3meniko vcard Cyprus
8 Jun 2012 - 11:12 AM

Sorry Alan, of course , you are right. I forgot to mention the location ...

It happend yesterday evening in Latchi /Cyprus (this is a small spot at the southwestern part of the island

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2012 - 11:32 AM

My first thought was either a meteor falling through the atmosphere or a satellite falling and breaking up. An interesting phenomenon for sure. It appears to have landed in the water. Lucky for you to see and photograph it.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64840 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2012 - 12:35 PM

Looks like car headlights to me.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
8 Jun 2012 - 3:14 PM

Old satellite break up? What ever nice capture

John

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2012 - 5:18 PM

Wow -- what makes it difficult (as mentioned by mohikan22) is the fact that it lasted so long.
This is phenomenal. Have you contacted local science group (astronomers or University people)? What about local news media?
Stick with this and let us know.
Nice capture and GREAT timing on your part.
-=\Walter

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 3:26 PM

Fascinating, as mentioned above the length of time this lasted is the mystery - a meteor or a piece of space debris falling to earth would normally disappear within seconds of entering the earth's atmosphere.
Moira

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jabe
jabe e2 Member 4jabe vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 7:31 AM

Grin Close encounter, they will let you know gently when you are allowed to see them, humans are not native to this planet,at least not all of us.When you have worked night's as long as i have you encounter lot's of strange things that go bump in the night.If you are interested let me know and i will tell you what i have seenGrin

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meniko
meniko e2 Member 3meniko vcard Cyprus
15 Jun 2012 - 10:28 PM

The latest news concerning this ,in the first instance, unknown phenomenon:
the solution is:
it was a Russian missile!
They had a test on this 7th of June, and there was no public announcement at all.
Thanks to ALL of you for your assumptions and suggestions.
I appreciate your support very much!
Meniko

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Archangel72
Archangel72 e2 Member 3Archangel72 vcard Croatia
1 Oct 2012 - 11:01 AM

Russian missile... of course... "they launching missiles every day"... of course... but what was the target???
How big that missile was, when it disppers in 3 visible glowing pieces and last so long in the sky?
Great capture Meniko Wink

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