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Uniblurb3 wrote:

 

CJ, we never had access to silver nitrade but the local pharmacy sold us kids as much saltpeter (potassium nitrate) as we wanted. Mixed it with sugar and while it didn't explode it sure burned/flared up big time! I'll never forget my mom dragging my older brother and I up to the pharmacy while telling the pharmacist to quit selling us saltpeter. LOL, but real embarrassing.

 


We didn't buy it we made it. Fairly simple process but you have to be careful and not let it sit in the jar too long (or put a lid on it). Smiley Wink

 

 

 




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dhascall wrote:

Lol, Phil.  You must have missed my reply to your mystery lights.  See message 25 in this thread.  There is even a youtube video clip.  I thought that you might have missed it. Smiley Wink


Oh thanks, Dave.  Yes sir.  I sure did miss that reply.  Sorry about that.  I really don't know how I missed it but I did.  THAT explains what I saw exactly.  Watching with naked eye, after the brightest period....it just disappeared completely.  I was staring at that spot in the sky and surrounding area because I thought a satellite might be involved......or little gray men.

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hpmsrm wrote:

dhascall wrote:

Lol, Phil.  You must have missed my reply to your mystery lights.  See message 25 in this thread.  There is even a youtube video clip.  I thought that you might have missed it. Smiley Wink


Oh thanks, Dave.  Yes sir.  I sure did miss that reply.  Sorry about that.  I really don't know how I missed it but I did.  THAT explains what I saw exactly.  Watching with naked eye, after the brightest period....it just disappeared completely.  I was staring at that spot in the sky and surrounding area because I thought a satellite might be involved......or little gray men.


No problem.  Even after the flare, I would expect to see something but the satellites are really too small to be seen with the naked eye.  They just VANISH.  In the Heavens-above website's Iridium section, you can click a box for daytime predictions too and I have even seen a few in the daylight, albeit with the sun hidden behind something (like my house).  They look like a silver sphere.

 

Irdium's are the bane of some astronomers as an inopportune flare can ruin an astro photo. Smiley Wink

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