- Aug 26, 2005
If someone watches something in the night sky through binoculars for 30 minutes, which remains in approximately the same location throughout, it is almost certainly a celestial object. Any 'bouncing' is caused by the movements of the person holding the binoculars, involuntary movements, breathing, even their heartbeat. I don't know what they were looking at, but Capella was low on the horizon during this period, followed by Castor and Pollux. Mars and Saturn were up there too, but probably too close to the Moon to be easily visible. I have no explanation for the radar traces, which seem to have been a bit unreliable."We saw three very blurry lights: red, white, and green. We watched them for about 30 minutes. We couldn't see how fast they were traveling. We were holding the binoculars, and the lights appeared to be bouncing."