Hello....I must have this mystery explained. Last night (Weds.) the Nkorho Pan cam had some very strange phenomena that it recorded. It was between 9:00 and 10:00 PM Nkorho time and it looked like meteorites or flares landing around the pond. There were several of these that landed. I later noticed one that lit up from the ground, circled and then took off. I can not imagine the explanation. Did anyone else see this? Thanks, A.J.
What was it?
Thanks so much for all of the responses. It all makes sense now. I was truly perplexed. Thanks so much! Allison
Welcome to Africam! I think,in general, anything that flies in the night looks a lot like car headlights photos. Because the cam is slower, (I think) they move further and it shows as "the streak" whether it's up to down, or down to up.
Thanks for your response! That makes sense for the ones going towards the ground, but what about the thing that looked like a light and then took off from the ground? I can't imagine what that is.
Hi, A.J., I'm guessing those are night jars that fly at night catching insects. They look like UFO's-long white streaks that fly at great speed. The nightj ars are in the night hawk family.