Unidentified Flying/Crashing Object

// February 23rd, 2014 // Photography

Took this picture at 6:39 AM – no idea what it was (meteor?), but it looked pretty spectacular through binoculars. It was visible for a good ten minutes before the Sun got too bright.

Update: I’ve uploaded the original pictures with exif data, including a zoomed-out version for perspective. 23-29 in the series are almost identical shots.

GPS coordinates, if it helps: 12.981133, 80.259994








DSC_0030_circled.JPG (Zoomed out)


16 Responses to “Unidentified Flying/Crashing Object”

  1. Quora says:

    Can someone help Identify this picture?

    This picture was taken this morning at IST 0639 over the bay of bengal Source:http://www.renieravin.com/imaging/photography/unidentified-flyingcrashing-object/5582/

  2. adikeshav says:

    can u be more specific???? how did it look like in the bino?

  3. Renie Ravin says:

    @Adikeshav – I wish I could! It just looked a lot brighter, and the twin trails were quite clearly defined. I have a 5 1/2 inch reflector but I couldn’t get it to the balcony in time! 🙁

    I’ve updated the post with the original shots, take a look.

  4. Indrani says:

    That is really strange looking thing.
    Hope there will be some newspaper mention on this.

  5. Strange… Guess it burnt off before reaching ground? There were no reports of any strange object falling from sky

  6. Prasad Np says:

    Hmm… Renie the UFO hunter…. …interesting…

  7. Rio says:

    Looks like a meteorite, must have burned out fully in the sky itself.

  8. Rio says:

    It looks like a falling meteorite. May be I am wrong.

  9. I was just wondering about its two tails. Usually meteors don’t have 2 different tails. Really mysterious.

  10. Aby Thomas says:

    Might be meteors…. If its burning Meteors falling, then few thoughts/Questions raising up…. it should be two because one meteors cannot have two tails. As the Renie said it was for long 10 mins. If its two, then both meteors are in different levels, else it will collide each other. And the tails are in different angle. BUT the object didn’t Collide or separate each other…. (now I am little doubted… Meteor OR not….). INVISIBLE UFO ….. OMG!!!!!

    Anyway Interesting shot…

  11. Preeti Chauhan says:

    Spectacular shots !

  12. Anand says:

    Two angels dancing the salsa?
    Astronomy isn’t my forte so I wouldn’t know if it were two meteorites getting into a fight, or trying to outdo each other in reaching the Earth – but it’s a lovely shot.

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