Dundee-15th January 2013

Location of Sighting: Dundee
Date of Sighting: 15 January 2013
Time: 21:20
Witness Name: T Raymond

Witness Statement: While watching TV tonight (lights off, curtains open) and a vibrant flickering catches my eye. I estimate it is thousands of feet high (don’t really have a clue) and is nearly perfect South in direction and directly over Leuchers Air Base. My partner notices it too and says twinkle twinkle little star. I get up to the window and it is just a lot brighter than any other stars in tonights lightly clouded sky. Over the next 15 mins, I keep glancing away from the TV and it’s still there, then it’s gone. As I’m writing this it has appeared again at 22:05, still there flickering away. Maybe it is a star and the clouds had been getting thinner then heavier and thinner again, who knows.

Source:?www.uk-ufo.co.uk

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Updated: January 18, 2013 — 7:55 pm

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  1. At the time & date you saw the object, the star Sirius was just a little bit east of due South, and the brightness and flickering you describe fit perfectly. Procyon, Betelgeuse and Rigel were nearby, but they are not as bright as Sirius. There are people on this site that know far more about astronomy than I do, but I think they will all say the same.

  2. Probably Jupiter. Get some 10 x 50 binoculars and if you’re lucky you might see its 4 moons and the two lines of weather systems (?) which are about NW to SE. Enjoy.

  3. Having now looked at Stellarium, G.O.B, I can’t help but agree with you.

  4. You could be right, Gary, it could also have been Jupiter. I checked on Stellarium but didn’t look high enough in the sky to see Jupiter, which was a little west of due South at that time. The only slight doubt I have about Jupiter is the fact that being a planet it doesn’t tend to twinkle as much as a star, and Sirius does seem to twinkle more than other stars for some reason. Jupiter is certainly worth a look through binoculars or telescope. I remember many years ago seeing the four major moons which form a straight line of tiny points of light centered on the planet. They change position from night to night, always appearing to be moving from side to side along the line, because we see their orbit ‘edge on’ from Earth. Saturn is also a fantastic thing to see if the rings are ‘open’, but that depends on where Saturn is in its orbit at the time.

  5. Hi

    I am no expert but it was probably a star. An interesting point though, is that many UFO’s are reported to be seen close to or over military bases.

  6. Ahh….It’s still roughly in the same place so just downloaded google stars and sure enough, it is Sirius. Thanks for pointing this out, happy gazing folks.

  7. Terrific post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic?

    I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Cheers!

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