|Occurred : 2/15/2011 23:26 (Entered as : 2/15/2011 23:26)
Reported: 2/16/2011 9:57:40 AM 09:57
Location: Mountain Home, AR
|Atmospheric Event distorting the light of the stars?
I was outside last night around 11:25 pm CST, to have a cigarette. I was immediately noticed that Jupiter looked odd. It looks much brighter than normal, and had a long red tail as the bottom point of light.
I watched this for a few minutes, the looked around to notice that all the stars appears to look extremely cross shaped, with a distinct red tail at the bottom. There were several aircraft in the area, flying that didn't appear to have these characteristics. Clouds rolled in shortly after. I am assuming this was some sort of atmospheric condition that is causing this.
I wasn't able to find any info, by searching on the internet. So i figured i would post here.