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Birds across the moon

Started by ccanelos, 05/11/2003 06:43PM
Posted 05/11/2003 06:43PM Opening Post
Okay bird experts can you help me out? Last Friday we had a nice sucker hole from about 10 - 11 pm and I was out doing some lunar observing. I was seeing birds shooting across the moon at a rate of about one per minute. It was like a meteor shower in reverse, bright background with a fast dark object shooting by! They were all heading north. Any ideas about what they might have been? I live in northeastern Illinois. It was pretty cool!
Thanks,
Christine

Sweet the coming on
Of grateful evening mild; then silent night
With this her solemn bird and this fair moon,
And these the gems of heaven, her starry train.
--John Milton

Posted 05/11/2003 07:53PM #1
Are you sure they were birds....my first guess would be that they were bats, but thats only a guess.

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