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    Probably an optical illusion. I have never seen anything in the night sky that could not be explained.
     

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    My cousin believes in UFOs. It has become an issue between us and probably destroyed our friendship.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Colyer View Post
    My cousin believes in UFOs. It has become an issue between us and probably destroyed our friendship.
    I believe in UFO's. I just don't believe that aliens are visiting us.

    I hope you can find common ground with your cousin. Even fruitcakes need christmas cards.
     

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    (wild guess du jour)

    Could what you saw have been a shadow from 2012DA14?
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    The OP says it (the cross) was seen in 2009. Bit early for 2012DA14. And it's only about twice the size of the space shuttle - hardly big enough to cause a shadow visible on the Moon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    The OP says it (the cross) was seen in 2009. Bit early for 2012DA14. And it's only about twice the size of the space shuttle - hardly big enough to cause a shadow visible on the Moon.
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    Ok, I am going to split off this entire bit surrounding poster Jamboji. Into the trash that is.

    I won't lock it for now, but Jamboji, you are walking on a very fine line here. This isn't the place to attack science and scientific thinking. This is not the place to proselytise your religious beliefs. This is a science forum. Please act accordingly. The title will be: Off topic from Black Line Crosses Moon. Thanks
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    I had to check!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberia View Post
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    Ah you guys are no fun.

    It was aliens.

    There is no such thing as aliens, Earthman. If you give us your address, Zkg and myself will visit you later and explain it to you in short words even an Earthman can understand.
    Dismissing aliens completely is extremely unthoughtful. All the billions or even possibly trillions of planets and you say only one has life on them? You must be kidding. On the other hand I do not believe aliens will have come to Earth to abduct illiterate idiots (as seems to always be the case on internet stories) Therefore it is probably very unlikely that aliens have visited Earth, but I just know they are out there somewhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon Keogh View Post
    Dismissing aliens completely is extremely unthoughtful.
    Someone missed the joke methinks...
    Read it again:
    There is no such thing as aliens, Earthman. If you give us your address, Zkg and myself will visit you later and explain it to you in short words even an Earthman can understand.
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    I watch the moon from my balcony and haven't seen any black lines.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Colyer View Post
    I watch the moon from my balcony and haven't seen any black lines.
    maybe you've been watching the wrong one from your balcony.
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    I saw the line cross the moon last night and I video taped it. It looks like jupiter in my pic! I am in the middle of the Mohave desert so no power lines or birds were in my way.
     

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    hi everyone,

    last week (weds) 3/27/13. I was driving home from work around 6:30pm PST (im in orange county california) when i saw a black line that crossed the moon. It was vertical line. The line was very visble and at first i thought it was an airplane or a power cable. So i looked closer and there weren't any cable lines near the moon and plus the line crossed vertically. It was very weird and the line was moving towards the left. The way it moved didn't seem normal like how an airplane would move gradually. But the line was moving in a flickering type of way, in a very fast motion too. I wish i could take a picture but it was a shame that i was driving. I tried calling my Fiance to go outside to look at the moon but it was too late, the line moved away from the moon and it seemed like it moved behind the moon then it dissapeared.

    I was hoping that other people saw it and explained what it was about. I don't believe in UFO's but now i do. Does anyone know what that was?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsnow808 View Post
    I don't believe in UFO's but now i do.
    Yes, so do I now. Because the strong evidence you just provided was more than enough to convince me.
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    Does anyone know what that was?
    Alien visitors. We just covered this.
     

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    It's human nature to believe the more 'exciting' explanation always rather than the much more boring ( and likely) one. I've seen strange phenomena in the sky from time to time but have always figured that there is a straightforward explanation. Aliens? UFO's? Give me a break! I thought this was a 'science' forum
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeaunse23 View Post
    It's human nature to believe the more 'exciting' explanation always rather than the much more boring ( and likely) one. I've seen strange phenomena in the sky from time to time but have always figured that there is a straightforward explanation. Aliens? UFO's? Give me a break! I thought this was a 'science' forum
    I live by the sea. Every once in a while when sitting under the stars I would notice a star, or light of some sort, shoot across the sky, double back then disappear. This drove me made for months. I asked my neighbors if they saw anything similar and they hadn't. One night while having some friends over the same thing happened again and they saw it. It was the talk of the night. One of my buddies who is big on Alien Visitation Theories thought this was the PROOF he had been waiting for. As he began taping it we watched that little light fly across the sky, double back and loop again: in maneuvers that where way to quick and sharp to be a normal plane. As the object moved closer to a light at the end of the Mariana we thought we were going to get a better view of this thing. And to our surprise and awe it was........... A seagull.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beyondthought View Post
    I live by the sea. Every once in a while when sitting under the stars I would notice a star, or light of some sort, shoot across the sky, double back then disappear. This drove me made for months. I asked my neighbors if they saw anything similar and they hadn't. One night while having some friends over the same thing happened again and they saw it. It was the talk of the night. One of my buddies who is big on Alien Visitation Theories thought this was the PROOF he had been waiting for. As he began taping it we watched that little light fly across the sky, double back and loop again: in maneuvers that where way to quick and sharp to be a normal plane. As the object moved closer to a light at the end of the Mariana we thought we were going to get a better view of this thing. And to our surprise and awe it was........... A seagull.
    But an alien-controlled one, right?
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    Just came in from looking at the moon and saw 2 black lines that faded after around 40 secs. Weird!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonbowyer View Post
    Just came in from looking at the moon and saw 2 black lines that faded after around 40 secs. Weird!
    I would try and reassure you that it was something as simple as two conn-trails - BUT THE GOVERNMENT'S SECRET AGENTS ARE POISONING OUR CHILDREN'S MINDS USING CONN-TRAILS!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPanda View Post
    I would try and reassure you that it was something as simple as two conn-trails - BUT THE GOVERNMENT'S SECRET AGENTS ARE POISONING OUR CHILDREN'S MINDS USING CONN-TRAILS!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RedPanda View Post
    I would try and reassure you that it was something as simple as two conn-trails - BUT THE GOVERNMENT'S SECRET AGENTS ARE POISONING OUR CHILDREN'S MINDS USING CONN-TRAILS!!!
    Note to self: increase the number of seeding flights over RedPanda's house. He seems to be resisting the effects.
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    Being actively involved in actual observational astronomy and having a Observatory only a few minutes from my home.
    That I have witnessed many such things as described here; A dark line crossing the moon.
    That I never recorded or made comment was due to the Govt operatives watching my every movement.. they, when asked why said they wanted to know if the tinfoil hat was a cult uniform..?

    After the last of the public has gone home we often look about the southern skies for anything that we might find 'Interesting'
    and... Yes, one cold winter night we did see a object that made the small group of four shut up for a few moments...
    While one of our group was finding the Jewel Box the other three were comparing light scatter from the cheaper green light pointers.. By pointing near the dome opening the inside edge would light up considerably.. and then a almost blue / green object passed over the dome opening.. was it a reflection, No. was it a air craft, no.. It was a pigeon. That it took us a few passes to see the bird and not just it's white belly.. we are still not to vocal of this... Hushhh... " They might be listening "

    When I first saw a jet aircraft con trail drift across the moon I thought it was a strange spider web..
    we sorted it out, and never talk of it..
     

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    I saw this phenomenon In late 1984... It was so astonishing that I have thought about it regularly for nearly 30 years. It's only tonight that, for the first time, I decided to Google it. Entering 'black line crosses moon' I end up on this forum and I discover eye witness accounts of precisely the event I witnessed. The banal, vacuous comments from other posters about contrails and birds are, frankly ridiculous; although I do have some sympathy for those who are, without having witnessed the event in person, trying to provide a logical explanation. But, had any of those individuals seen what I saw, or what some of the posters here patently witnessed themselves, they would have to totally rethink their explanations.

    What I saw has played out in my mind countless times over nearly 30 years. I am not given easily to folly or whimsy; what I saw was real and I have no explanation for it.

    It was early evening, probably about 1700.. and heading towards last light.. but the sky was clear, crystal clear and still very bright. There were no clouds and NO CONTRAILS anywhere.The moon was full and bright and about 30 degrees off the horizon in the eastern quarter of the sky. I was at home, in the village of Kingsdown, in SE Kent, England. My house then was located approximately 1000m from the English Channel coast and about 30m above sea level.

    I was in the 'extension' room on the ground floor of my parents' house and looking idly at the full moon when, in the bottom 'SW' corner (the 7 o'clock position) I noticed a razor sharp, black line cutting across a small section of the moon's lower edge at an angle of about 20-30 degrees off the horizontal. To give some idea of the weight of the line, at first I thought someone had strung up some string or fishing line or a small, thin wire or cable from one of the trees in the garden (I was observing the moon between trees), but, given the light level I could see that that wasn't the case.

    My attention was immediately gripped and I was deeply intrigued. I moved about to see if my movement would cause any relative shift in the apparent position of the line in relation to the moon.. the parallax effect.. It did not.

    Very slowly.... over the next 90 seconds or so, the line, holding its relative angle, moved up and across the moon, eventually disappearing over the moon's northern horizon.

    At no time did the line break, change angle or speed of progression; which was linear. At no time did it deviate from being precisely and uniformly straight. It's weight / thickness, thin and razor sharp, did not vary at all. The line did not continue on into the evening sky, beyond the edges of the moon. The sky was bright enough for me to see that there was nothing else in the sky and that this line was confined the the area of the surface of the moon alone. It was not a contrail - contrails are, by their nature, transient, amorphous and inconsistent. It was not a bird or geese - as some here have suggested as explanations for this event.

    It was what it was, a unique event for me, and one which is still imprinted on my mind nearly 30 years on. I wonder if I will ever find out what it was.
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    I saw this phenomenon In late 1984... It was so astonishing that I have thought about it regularly for nearly 30 years. It's only tonight that, for the first time, I decided to Google it. Entering 'black line crosses moon' I end up on this forum and I discover eye witness accounts of precisely the event I witnessed. The banal, vacuous comments from other posters about contrails and birds are, frankly ridiculous; although I do have some sympathy for those who are, without having witnessed the event in person, trying to provide a logical explanation. But, had any of those individuals seen what I saw, or what some of the posters here patently witnessed themselves, they would have to totally rethink their explanations.

    What I saw has played out in my mind countless times over nearly 30 years. I am not given easily to folly or whimsy; what I saw was real and I have no explanation for it.

    It was early evening, probably about 1700.. and heading towards last light.. but the sky was clear, crystal clear and still very bright. There were no clouds and NO CONTRAILS anywhere.The moon was full and bright and about 30 degrees off the horizon in the eastern quarter of the sky. I was at home, in the village of Kingsdown, in SE Kent, England. My house then was located approximately 1000m from the English Channel coast and about 30m above sea level.

    I was in the 'extension' room on the ground floor of my parents' house and looking idly at the full moon when, in the bottom 'SW' corner (the 7 o'clock position) I noticed a razor sharp, black line cutting across a small section of the moon's lower edge at an angle of about 20-30 degrees off the horizontal. To give some idea of the weight of the line, at first I thought someone had strung up some string or fishing line or a small, thin wire or cable from one of the trees in the garden (I was observing the moon between trees), but, given the light level I could see that that wasn't the case.

    My attention was immediately gripped and I was deeply intrigued. I moved about to see if my movement would cause any relative shift in the apparent position of the line in relation to the moon.. the parallax effect.. It did not.

    Very slowly.... over the next 90 seconds or so, the line, holding its relative angle, moved up and across the moon, eventually disappearing over the moon's northern horizon.

    At no time did the line break, change angle or speed of progression; which was linear. At no time did it deviate from being precisely and uniformly straight. It's weight / thickness, thin and razor sharp, did not vary at all. The line did not continue on into the evening sky, beyond the edges of the moon. The sky was bright enough for me to see that there was nothing else in the sky and that this line was confined the the area of the surface of the moon alone. It was not a contrail - contrails are, by their nature, transient, amorphous and inconsistent. It was not a bird or geese - as some here have suggested as explanations for this event.

    It was what it was, a unique event for me, and one which is still imprinted on my mind nearly 30 years on. I wonder if I will ever find out what it was.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jez Hermer View Post
    There were no clouds and NO CONTRAILS anywhere. ... The sky was bright enough for me to see that there was nothing else in the sky and that this line was confined the the area of the surface of the moon alone. It was not a contrail - contrails are, by their nature, transient, amorphous and inconsistent.
    At the risk of being vacuous, a contrail still sounds like a possible explanation. If the sun had set long enough ago that the trail was no longer illuminated then you wouldn't be able to see it, no matter how clear the sky.

    Contrails are enormously variable. They can be "transient, amorphous and inconsistent" but they can also be long lasting and very stable.

    Without going back through the whole thread, I don't think anyone has come up with a plausible alternative explanation yet.
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    Strange,

    absolutely - you are right, no one has come up with a plausible explanation; but, having witnessed this myself - I would suggest that there are probably a myriad plausible explanations but, to my mind - and based on what I saw - and importantly what I didn't see... con trails is one of the least plausible.

    It's good of you to take the time to respond with your thoughts - but it appears that I and the others who have witnessed the event / phenomenon - call it what you will - are all united in one thing; that it isn't a con trail. I think we need to drop the con trail theory - or at least park it for now and look more broadly. The 'con trail' theory is in danger of closing minds to other possibilities.

    So... con trail - as possible explanation: accepted. Likelihood based upon actual events... extremely, extremely low.

    I may be able to add a little more to reinforce my already quite firm views that this wasn't / isn't a con trail: 1. I am a qualified pilot - and see a lot of con trails from many angles and altitudes. 2. I spent 23 years in the military and, at one point in my career, made it my primary business to spot, identify and engage aircraft from the ground. I know a con trail from a cloud and a con trail from cable, a bird, a wire etc. Really... I do!
     

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    Notice how hard it is to see the contrail that extends beyond the moon? And remember that this is a photograph. Anyone who has taken a photo of the moon knows you need to extend the exposure time from the normal 1000th or 500th of a second to something closer to a quarter of a second or more, and that exposure time can bring out details in a photo that are not seen with the naked eye. It would not be beyond the realms of plausibility for you not to be able to see the contrail outside the limb of the moon itself.
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    Speedfreek,

    that's a fantastic image - compelling and very plausible. Well found. But, I have to declare that, as good as this is, it is not what I saw - nor anything like it. The line was absolutely solid, and absolutely razor edged, and totally, straight. It did not waiver, it did not billow, it did not break. Moreover, the evening sky was bright enough that I would have still been able to see an aircraft and / or con trails extending beyond the moon's edge.
     

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    Well fair enough, but bear in mind that when you see the moon it is only the width of your little finger held at arms length, and if you reduced the photo above to the same apparent size that line might well look very solid and straight. I just stood on the other side of the room and looked at that photo, it still had nearly twice the apparent size of the moon, but the line looks pretty solid and straight.

    As for others who find this thread who see these lines when the sky is dark, you often cannot see contrails unless they are backlit:
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    Canada On. BellevilleI just seen the same black line pass by the moon. No way it was a power line or a even anything on our planet.. Unsure of what it was but I did google and find images of the same..It passed right to left maybe lasted 10seconds .. It's huge that's for sure !!
     

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    The clouds are still and this was moving at a different rate of speed then the slow motion of the sky.. Either an object between us and the moon or an object blocking the light of the sun to the moon .. Wild none the less .. I will ask my cauz at nasa of this.. Not sure if he can answer me because of binding agreements
     

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    Still very clear of an obstruction to the light Thin crescent or not .. Here nor there I figured I would post my findings as others have
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jynxer View Post
    ]No way it was ... anything on our planet..
    How can you know that?

    Especially because:
    Unsure of what it was
    So you are unsure what it was but also certain what it wasn't?

    Still sounds exactly like contrails to me. This has the remarkable benefit of being a hypothesis based on things we know (a) exist and (b) look just like this.

    I'm afraid I don't find "I don't believe it!!!1!!" to be a very compelling argument when faced with reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jynxer View Post
    The clouds are still and this was moving at a different rate of speed then the slow motion of the sky..
    As one might expect from a contrail.

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    Either an object between us and the moon
    Yeah. Like a contrail.

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    or an object blocking the light of the sun to the moon .. Wild none the less
    Contrails are fairly common.

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    I will ask my cauz at nasa of this.. Not sure if he can answer me because of binding agreements
    Plus, they don't really inform their janitors on suspicious extraterrestrial activity.
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    One interesting aspect of this is that it amazes me how sure of what we do not know, we can be... 'Read that twice.'
    ~ Looking at what you said; Do you really think a object in space might cast a shadow on the moon. NO record of such a event exists. Probability = 0. The first and most obvious answer has been given. A high altitude aircraft contrail. Probability = 100% ' and before you judge it wrong. Consider what you might be suggesting.. you saw ? Look for what else could look like that, ? = 0.
    Questions, / Day or night,/ straight line or bent, /naked eye or lensed view,/ through a window,/ a fiber or hair on your eye./ or eye piece. Have you just witnessed a string theory moment.. ~ and do not ask a NASA employee.. he will just look at you funny.
    It is interesting and here is a good place to ask as you have.. accept what you have been told.. Those of whom are astronomers spend a LOT of hours looking at things in the sky.. Ribbons are not a observed issue.
     

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    Ok ,, He tests unknown matter , tardJanitor .. Ahha I concider the possibilities of the possible but in my opinion this is a factor of unknown.Proof I do not have , and proof of it not being as to what I seen is not present either. My eyelash I would have felt or seen again and it would not likely move at a constant velocity , a contrail would not of moved at such a velocity when the rest of the sky was at a calm either. An object orbating would. I hope others have the pleasure to acknowledge this sight. Thankyou
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jynxer View Post
    Ok ,, He tests unknown matter , tardJanitor .. Ahha I concider the possibilities of the possible but in my opinion this is a factor of unknown.Proof I do not have , and proof of it not being as to what I seen is not present either. My eyelash I would have felt or seen again and it would not likely move at a constant velocity , a contrail would not of moved at such a velocity when the rest of the sky was at a calm either. An object orbating would. I hope others have the pleasure to acknowledge this sight. Thankyou

    Then I stick to the contrails as the most likely explanation, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jynxer View Post
    Ok ,, He tests unknown matter , tardJanitor .. Ahha I concider the possibilities of the possible but in my opinion this is a factor of unknown.Proof I do not have , and proof of it not being as to what I seen is not present either. My eyelash I would have felt or seen again and it would not likely move at a constant velocity , a contrail would not of moved at such a velocity when the rest of the sky was at a calm either. An object orbating would. I hope others have the pleasure to acknowledge this sight. Thankyou
    For not being able to explain it, you must have a pretty strong grasp of the subject to so quickly and decisively declare the best explanations invalid.
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  44. #144 Thin black line or strip along bottom 1/4 of Moon... 
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    Two of us were watching the moon tonight and we saw the same thing and from different angles...we walked down the stairs and the thing didn't change except to move along the same path from left to right...it was like a jagged black marker line but it must have been HUGE! Nothing was between us and the Moon...We live in the country...it was not birds or anything similar. It dissipated at the right edge of the moon as if it may have circled to the back of the moon but it did not bend...It was still very light outside...it was 7:54pm on 4/14/14 in Southwestern Colorado in the four corners area....What was this and did anyone else see it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tshay1 View Post
    Two of us were watching the moon tonight and we saw the same thing and from different angles...we walked down the stairs and the thing didn't change except to move along the same path from left to right...it was like a jagged black marker line but it must have been HUGE! Nothing was between us and the Moon...We live in the country...it was not birds or anything similar. It dissipated at the right edge of the moon as if it may have circled to the back of the moon but it did not bend...It was still very light outside...it was 7:54pm on 4/14/14 in Southwestern Colorado in the four corners area....What was this and did anyone else see it?
    What a wonderful full explanation of the description of a contrail crossing the lunar disk.. There should be a few of these reports tonight as the full moon passes through Earth's shadow. There is no doubt that this was that.
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    Hello Folks!
    I just registered here to post this verse from Quran which i think may enlighten something

    [54:1] Moon - Quran
    اقْتَرَ*بَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَانشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ* "The Hour has come near, and the moon has split [in two]."
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    in 1400 years ago in prophet muhammad (s.a.w.w) time the unbelievers asked prophet to show them a big miracle and asked him to split moon in 2 parts!
    and so did the prophet and split the moon in 2 parts!!!
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    i hope this may give yall and idea....
    sorry for disturbing.
     

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    It certainly gives me the idea that some people will insult Islam by twisting both facts and the words of the Prophet to support their personal views.

    Moderator Comment: ilyaa, your post is equivalent to preaching. Preaching is not permitted on the forum. Also, we prefer to keep specific religious items out of the hard science sub-forums.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by agena View Post
    This post gathers 12 witnesses having seen a black trail over the moon. I can add 3 witnesses for another event which was validated and fortunately observed from 3 distant locations.
    Yes and they all came in from all over the world to this specific web site to post only 1 or 2 times and then never be heard from again.
    I think it's pretty obvious these are sock puppets of the original moron trying to lend credibility to his idiocy.
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    Eye witness testimony is of very limited value.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilyaa View Post
    Hello Folks!
    I just registered here to post this verse from Quran which i think may enlighten something

    [54:1] Moon - Quran
    اقْتَرَ*بَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَانشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ* "The Hour has come near, and the moon has split [in two]."
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    in 1400 years ago in prophet muhammad (s.a.w.w) time the unbelievers asked prophet to show them a big miracle and asked him to split moon in 2 parts!
    and so did the prophet and split the moon in 2 parts!!!
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    i hope this may give yall and idea....
    sorry for disturbing.
    Er, but they did not have jet aircraft at the time of Mohammed (peace be upon him).
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by grmpysmrf View Post
    Yes and they all came in from all over the world to this specific web site to post only 1 or 2 times and then never be heard from again.
    I think it's pretty obvious these are sock puppets of the original moron trying to lend credibility to his idiocy.
    Your accusation is unfounded. I checked out several of the IP addresses. They didn't match nor are they from the same country.
     

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    I wondered why we resurrected this thread. The con trail explanation seems to have explained the phenomenon adequately. Let it rest.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealeaf View Post
    I wondered why we resurrected this thread. The con trail explanation seems to have explained the phenomenon adequately. Let it rest.
    Agreed. Thread locked.
     

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