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Published on Mar 2, 2011
Strange "lights" on the moon using my 12" Orion US dobsonian telescope on our Watch House Equatorial Platform. Recorded 15th Feb from my garden in Cornwall UK. .The "seeing" is not good due to lots of cloud and water vapour in the air, this gives the wobble in the images. Strange lights hovering over the crater lower centre in the shot , you can count 6 or 7 individual lights. The lights are much brighter visually than in this video footage. See my other videos too.
This is an example of Clair-Obscur Effects on the moon's surface, caused by the interplay of light and shadow, specifically glancing light falling on mountains. Not obvious however why just small patches of light are reflected so well compared to a very dark background.. I saw this effect visually on Feb 14th, and it lasted over an hour. Then got the video camara on it the next night. A web site for lots of these effects is here http://the-moon.wikispaces.com/clair-... Not visiting UFOs unless they remain in exactly the same place hovering for 24 hours and more ! !