Houston, we’ve got a Lucy in the sky!


Ahhh! I love alien landings. I love meteorite showers. I love the movie Armageddon. But this unidentified flying object, captured by Inspirex’s early bird brother this morning, happens to be a…

jet with a frost trail (look for the info on jet trails on this link).

The object in the picture is triangular. And it’s leaving a straight split trail with no smoke, no fire. The split trail means two exhaust fumes, one on each side of the plane as I deduce. The object didn’t fall – it just vanished over the horizon. Karachi is on several international routes, and we can observe many high-altitude jets that aren’t noisy being up so high. The trails are glistening ice crystals, and often look ablaze when they are reflecting the rising sun. It all adds up.

One of the beauties of waking up early in winters is to watch these jet trails and the lovely patterns they make. The photo on the right has one jet trail I tried to catch on my cell cam earlier this year in March.

Early bird catches the worm. Early imaginative bird catches awesome, simple pleasures of the world and sees a thousand things. Nice photography!

3 Comments so far

  1. Anathema (unregistered) on December 27th, 2005 @ 6:56 pm

    i dont see why we saw fire in that image then

  2. Inspirex (unregistered) on December 28th, 2005 @ 12:38 am

    I am reasoably certain that thsi was definitely not a jet trail…
    being an aircraft enthusiast and an astronomy fan to an extent…the trail is somewhat clear of any moisture, which rules out the formation of ice trails at the engine exhausts…

  3. Neelam (unregistered) on December 31st, 2005 @ 11:49 am

    This is an amazing website!

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