Posted on Friday, 23 March, 2012 | 45 comments| News tip by: bouncer
Image credit: CC 3.0 Dario Alpern
The unusual object was picked up on a time-lapse video of the night sky by UK Skywatch.
Unlike the stars in the background the object draws immediate attention due to it flashing on and off at one minute intervals, while conventional aircraft also feature flashing lights these tend to flash a lot more rapidly to ensure that the aircraft is visible in the dark.
"The unidentified flying object, when lit, looks like any other star in the background of a time-lapse video of the night sky over the UK."