A mysterious object has been spotted glowing in the Australian night sky, shocking locals, leaving them confused about its identity.
Sydney residents reported seeing a strange object in the shape of a disc flying through the sky on Monday night, September 27. Despite wild theories about “the presence of aliens aboard a UFO”, the real explanation was “surprising” after experts revealed that the flying object was in fact a Chinese missile launch.
Australian locals were able to photograph this phenomenon, and in the footage, the mysterious object was seen flying over the Sydney sky as well as the central coast. Pictures taken at 8 pm local time show the appearance of the mysterious object and its shining trail across the night sky.
Residents shared their photos on social media, expressing their bewilderment about this strange sight.
Experts confirmed that the flying object was one of two new Long March 3B navigation satellites launched from the Xichang Launch Center earlier that day. Experts said the release causes a strobe effect from the exhaust. Dr Brad Tucker explained to The Telegraph: “The exhaust releases gas during a missile launch. Sometimes if it’s in the evening, you can see the weird look and feel.”