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    Default How big do you think this comet filmed downunder with camera be?



    Judging from these videos?

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    Welcome to the forums Abezu. o/
    Your question is impossible to answer because doing so would be acknowledging that it is in fact a comet. I don't know what it is or whether or not it's a hoax at the moment without doing some digging, but it's not Comet Elenin if that's where we're going.
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    Thanks! :-)

    The video looks 100% genuine to me, actually I don't doubt it one bit. It is said to have been taken in Australia.

    Any takers?

    Nomatter if it's a comet or not is there any clue in this video how big it would be? And is there any such a thing being there reported?

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    I have a couple of problems with it. First It's not a comet. It's something burning up in the atmosphere. I suppose it could be a comet burning up, but...It wouldn't be in the same place the next day. If an object is burning up in the atmosphere, it would have crashed to the earth within a few minutes, not days. It all adds up to a hoax to me. Just my thoughts.

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    Just a meteor-- and or a piece of space junk skimming across the top of the atmosphere.

    If you watch the sky for a long while you are sure to see some of these.

    Sometimes they do not IMPACT-- they just skim across the top-- and keep going.
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    Assuming the videos are as real as they look to be. And the second video was clearly on a differnent day considering the weather conditions.

    Let's assume it's real. Do you know what the most nearby comet reported by the 30th of March would be and its distance. Based on this how big would this be? Or how big would you estimate this to be based on the videos (location of the object the day before vs the day after, taking into account earth rotation).

    A big asteroid, the biggest one to come this close to earth since 1976 is reported to pass the earth in early November. It is stated to come from the south.

    space.com/11310-huge-asteroid-2005-yu55-passing-earth-november.html

    But that can't be it as an asteroid has no tail in outer space.
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    The attached screenshot shows the rough current positions of the observable comets. "Observable" does not mean with the naked eye from someones backyard.. and it certainly does not correlate to what was shown in those you-tube videos. Plus you have to ask yourself why any google search related to the topic at hand leads straight back to those videos and not to ANY observation from a credible source.
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    It's not a meteor 'cause it's not moving. It's not a comet, at least not if the video was made recently ('cause there isn't a comet that bright in the sky right now or someone would have noticed). It's likely to be the planet Venus through crappy optics or unusual atmospheric conditions.

    How big is it? There is no way to tell. We only know (or can measure) angular size off an image. If you know two of angular size, distance and diameter, you can calculate the third one. If you only know one of the three, you can't calculate anything.

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    Assuming it's indeed a very distant comet could it reflect onto the earth's atmosphere to create the illusion of a second sun as has yet to be explained the day ahead of the 9.0 Japanese earthquake? If it were almost the exact opposite of the sun (compared to earth)?

    watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MJkurPs9smA (Youtube - Chinese news coverage of the second sun sighting)

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    Judging from this video it can't be some very distorted view of Venus: watch?v=oHjw02CX60s

    Strangely you can distinguish 5 different radiant spots in the one with the big fireball, aligned as a cross.

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