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Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 19:45
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Isnt it just great looking up on a clear night with no other light. Last Sunday night we were at red bluff and the moon was rising over the bluff , almost a full moon so very bright. As all this looking was going on, a large jet flew over going west to east and leaving a well lit up vapor trail almost from horizon to horizon . Just beaut to see .
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Reply By: Member - Franz Peter R (TAS) - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 19:56

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 19:56
Yes no need for TV

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Reply By: colanjen - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 20:36

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 20:36
I reckon this was it?



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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 21:49

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 21:49
Gday Col
Were you there as well ?
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Reply By: colanjen - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 21:53

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 21:53
Not quite mate, camped on the Wimmera River near Jeparit so east of you but in a near direct line from you there at the Red Bluff.

As you said, what a brilliant sky wouldn't be dead for quids.

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Reply By: Mick O - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 22:12

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 22:12
I was nowhere near you either Muz but I do love a desert night and a campfire. I've also been lucky enough to capture a view jets and their contrails at just the right time of the evening to make them seem like a meteor.

There are a couple in these two videos, both towards the end of each clip.

Man I need to get out there again. Thanks for prompting good memories.

Mick





(Try 4:47 in this one and 2:25 in the next one)


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Reply By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 22:17

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 22:17
Hi Muz
Mate you forgot to tell us what sort of plane it was and where it was heading, cant' you use your plane app anymore. If what you saw was like Colanjen's photo it would have been great to see.

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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 08:39

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 08:39
Sorry Muz
But from that distance i recon it was an A330 with 350 people on board. I would say at that time of day, just tucking into a chicken dinner and another coffee.
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Reply By: Bushranger1 - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 17:44

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 17:44
G'day Muz,
We were camped out in the North of Little Desert and yep it was a great night for sitting around a fire looking up to the skies above. We also commented on the aircraft vapor trails.
Rather cold morning Sunday morning was. -1 on my temp gauge!
Oh well all good for the ladies as I always get up at 6.00am & the fire is going & the kettle is boiled by the time they get out of bed :-)

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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 18:11

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 18:11
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Great stuff Muz.

I'm not knocking the moonlight or a good campfire, but..........

The very best of the firmament can be seen when there is no moon and no camp fire..... total darkness. That is when the Milky Way stretches from horizon to horizon and there are a zillion stars above. Pure magic. And it makes you feel so microscopic.
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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 18:48

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 18:48
Yea good point Allan.
When I went star gazing at the Arkaroola observatory the full moon was a pain & it washed out all the stars.
Having said that the bush looks pretty good in the moonlight. Even done some long walks in the night without having to use a head torch.

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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 19:46

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 19:46
A great part of Aussie life for sure Muz.
A few years back we sat out on the Simpson Desert and watched many Satellites crossing the clear night sky, some had their Blinkers on ,some did not. :>)

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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 20:40

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 20:40
Gday Scrubby
The satelites with no blinkers are european, just like european cars , they dont have blinkers.
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Reply By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 07:56

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 07:56
Visitors to Kilcowera are blown away by the stars at night. If you can crawl out of bed about 2 am that's the best time! And the moonrise coming up over Cardenyabba Lagoon is fabulous! Cheers Toni
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Follow Up By: colanjen - Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 at 10:34

Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 at 10:34
I never have a problem crawling out of bed in the middle of the night even if it is freezing or colder.
As I get older when I need to pee I need to pee. I always have the camera at the ready once my hands are free!
Just love the moonless starlit skies, they are the best.

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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 at 14:37

Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 at 14:37
Your on Toni, I will be there in a couple of weeks and check it out. I have a flip over camper so I have panoramic views without getting out of bed.

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Reply By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 at 11:16

Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 at 11:16
And of course your enjoyment of the firmament will be much reduced when your fellow campers have their new LED camplights blazing away. Leaving the porch light on at home is one thing but out in the bush......... W
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