|Occurred : 3/31/2015 05:45 (Entered as : 03/031/15 05:45)
Reported: 3/30/2015 3:24:35 PM 15:24
Location: Adelaide (Australia), SA
|White lights flashing on off 1 1/2 sec intervals Height and speed could not have been a commercial aircraft.
My interest in the night sky came in the month of December 2014. My father had passed away as a result of an accident. Like all families there are items that must be past on or sold. My fathers car had a pair of binoculars in the back seat. One night I took them out to view the night sky, I haven't stop since.
This morning I was up early as I have a very painful disease called peripheral neuropathy, chronic pain. I took my medication and thought its a clear sky I'll take a look outside. I saw many satellites over head in all directions, I was about to head in when I saw a white light flash, I immediately pointed the binoculars to that position, it wasn't a plane as there were no flashing navigation lights as 2 at or around 35-40 feet had come from the west with vapour trail minutes before. Secondly this track is not used by aviation airlines. There is no land mass south south west of Australia. Only the great Australian bight. This was not a passenger aircraft, and the height and speed would have been similar to a low range orbiting satellite. It had a flashing on white light, every 1 1/2 seconds, Correct me if I am wrong, but satellites don't emit flashing white lights on and off? I would be interested if anyone else had the same experience.