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Old 05-18-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: The Southern Sac's, NM
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Default Did anyone see that bright light in the sky last night? (picture)

We noticed it around 8:00pm, and it was still there about an hour later.
It was much bigger than a planet would be.
It didn't move, just hovered there in the sky.
Seen from Timberon, in the northern sky.

Here's a pic. Not great, but you can see that it is really bright.

http://www.nanbiz.net/051709_8pm_N.jpg (broken link)

Probably just a weather balloon, but kinda cool.

Anybody else see it?
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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I saw a bright light here to the Northeast driving into work this morning from Mesa, AZ. Later, when working at the copper mine in Kearny, AZ, my co-worker and I noticed a weather balloon to the North of us. We lost track of it shortly after noon.
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:15 PM
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Location: Capitan, NM
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That is cool. I didn't see it though.
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:33 PM
 
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VERY cool!
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Las Cruces
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Default High Altitude Balloon

I would guess it was a balloon launched from Fort Sumner:

Scientific Balloon Flight Facility - Fort Sumner, New Mexico

but the web site (above) does not list a launch for yesterday. The most recent one listed was a few weeks ago.

Chuck
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: San Juan County, New Mexico
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That UFO Sunday Night was a Weather Balloon - El Paso/Las Cruces News, Weather, Sports and Entertainment - KDBC 4 - We are CBS! | (http://www.kdbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=10380915&nav=menu608_2_3 - broken link)

Koat also did a story on it out of Albuquerque.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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Ha! "Weather Balloon"........ I think I've heard that story before...
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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I thought for sure it was Swamp Gas.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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KOAT should have called the National Weather Service in Albuquerque instead of El Paso. This is from the Albuquerque National Weather Service web page:

NWS ABQ
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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KOAT should have called the National Weather Service in Albuquerque instead of El Paso. This is from the Albuquerque National Weather Service web page:

NWS ABQ
Ha! That's just what they want us to believe.....
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