WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT???
CHINESE LUNAR PHOTOS JUST RELEASED REVEAL
ANOMALOUS LUNAR CHRISTMAS EVENT in 2013
BRILLIANT "RAINBOW UFO" Buzzed Chinese Lander "CHANG E 3"
& JADE RABBIT ROVER "JUTU" On The MOON
By Robert D. Morningstar
(Copyright 2017, Robert D. Morningstar - All Rights Reserved)
CHRISTMAS EVE On The MOON - 2013!
Source Photos courtesy of The Chinese Academy of Sciences, The China National Space Administration, The Science and Application Center for Moon and Deep Space Exploration, and complied by Emily Lakdawalla and The Planetary Society.
Credit for these images goes to Chinese Academy of Sciences / China National Space Administration / The Science and Application Center for Moon and Deep Space Exploration.
See also the Rover Panoramic Camera (PCAM) data.
These data were downloaded from China's Science and Application Center for Moon and Deepspace Exploration on January 21, 2016.
The Chang'e 3 lander Terrain Camera (TCAM) is a color camera with a CMOS detector, 2352 by 1728 pixels in size, with a Bayer filter array for color.
There appear to be one to three versions of each image, denoted 2A, 2B, and 2C. 2A and 2B are both grayscale, 16-bit images that have not been demosaiced. 2C are color, 8-bit images that have been demosaiced. Wherever a 2C version of an image observation exists, it is shown on this page as a color image, and clicking on the thumbnail will take you to a PNG version of that color image. When there is not a 2C version of an image observation, it is shown on this page as a grayscale image, and clicking on the thumbnail will take you to a PNG version of the 2A image.
Below each thumbnail is a link to each of the available PDS-format versions of each image. The 2A and 2B images appear virtually identical. Wherever there is a 2C (demosaiced) version of the image, I also provide a link to the 2A (grayscale, undemosaiced) version of the image. You may obtain better color results by trying various demosaicing algorithms on the 2A images.
Robert D. Morningstar
Publisher- The UFO Spotlight
UFO Digest - Editor
Observation 0011 (December 24, 2013)
On Location: Chang E 3 Landing Site in the Sinus Iridium "The Bay of Rainbows" lay in Twilight.
All was dark and quiet, another "Silent Night" on the Moon, when SUDDENLY and precisey at 17:19:08 Universal Time (Universal Time) December 24th, 2013, or approximately 1:16 p.m. Eastern Time Zone in the US.
Nothing could be more appropriate than "silent Night" to describe the scene at that moment in the Sinus Iridium (appropriately called The Bay of Rainbows) where China's Lunar Lander, Chang E 3 had settled to release its rover, JuTu (Jade Rabbit) to begin exploring the local lurain.
Then suddenly, less than 3 minutes later at precisely 17:19:08 (UT), the entire region was illuminated as if in daylight, when a huge and brilliant light suddenly emerged, as if from nowhere, flooding the area in a supernal iridescent light, brilliantly illuminating the entire region.
The resplendent light endured and it moved slowly over and across the landing site where Chinese lander, named after a Chinese demigoddess, Chang E (3) and its rover, the "Jade Rabbit," JuTu recorded its passage in digital imagery.
The amazing photo capture of what I have dubbed "The Rainbow UFO" prove that the sudden manifestation of this anomalous light involved and an enduring event, a long, slow passage of an brilliant unidentified object, as the photos' time registers clearly demonstrate.
The actual angle of the sunlight shown in the "before & after" photos, correlated with the Time Stamps on the photos prove conclusively that the light was anomalous and of unknown origin.
The light source was definitely NOT the Sun, which was at very low angle on the horizon as evidenced by the long shadows cast by the ruble upon the lunar surface, as seen in the twilight photos above and below.
What follows, as shown in the the ensuing photographs illustrate, was the long, slow passage of an extremely luminous UFO-like object that took 6 minutes and 4 seconds to pass over the Chinese lander and rover, resulting in the capture of its form and a photographic chronicle of the UFOs manifestation above and across the lunar surface.
The RAINBOW UFO's Transit took 6 minutes and 4 seconds to traverse the Moon's horizon, as seen, from left to right. It would also take the Sun several days (not 6 minutes) to traverse such path across the lunar sky.
After the RAINBOW UFO'S Passage ...
ALL RETURNS BACK INTO DARKNESS
"What the Hell was THAT? ...
These remarkable photos of the lunar "Rainbow UFO" raise many more questions (and mysteries) than can be answered by simply asking:
"What the Hell was THAT?"
For example, let us look and study the various and distinct patterns of prismatic refraction exhibited by the light dispersion in each photograph.
Each one is unique.
Question 1, what is causing or producing the rainbow colors? Is the light source itself emanating "ROY G BIV" lights, or is the light being refracted into rainbows by something else?
Only 3 Possible Logical Conclusions for Creation of ROY G BIV Light
If the object is not the source of the "ROY G BIV" light, emanating those colors itself, and the middle photos (of the object at "12 o'clock high" (and in near Vertical position) seem to indicate that the object is NOT doing so, then whatever is prismatically refracting the light into ROY G BIV light must be something that is interposed between the camera and the light source, and that observation leaves us with only 3 possible conclusions:
1. The object must be emanating a gaseous cloud around it that is refracting its own light as it radiates around it;
2. The iridescence is being caused by the light being filtered through a layer of translucent, prismatic material or film suspended above the lunar surface, but what could that be? There are many stories of collapse and partially collapsed glass domes observed in different regions of the Moon.
3. A slim possibility exists that the prismatic colors are caused by a lens flare of light refracted by high glass (silica) content in the lunar regolith that is being scattered across the camera lens at oblique angles to the object on the right and left sides, but not so much at the "12 o'clock high" vantage point to the UFO.
4. If items 1, 2 and 3 (above) cannot be accepted, then the only logical and natural, scientific conclusion would have to be that the Moon does have some sort of thin or unusual atmospheric properties, or it could indicate that there are sublunar emissions and emanations of a gaseous nature that are released and rise into the lunar "atmosphere" or produce a temporary cloud or mist through, which the light seen in these photos is passing and being prismatically refracted into "rainbow lights."
Our readers may decide for themselves.
What the Hell was THAT?
Robert D. Morningstar
Civilian Intelligence Analyst
Morningstar Aerospace Resources
New York City, New York
July 27th, 2017
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