For probably the millionth time since the dual inventions of jet aircraft and portable cameras, a jet contrail has been mistaken for a meteor (pictured), as reported here on Yahoo. And that’s not even a good one. It seems pretty obvious to me it’s a jet contrail. It looks like a reporter took the video from the local news. Must be a slow news day. There are much better examples out there if you want to talk about something…
Here’s a good contrail picture that actually makes you have to think a little:
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Michelangelo’s Dog (Watch the video to understand the reference)
Now, if you really want a good contrail to talk about, I found what is probably the best video ever captured of this phenomenon. It’s the best contrail video for three reasons: 1) The best vantage point (from a 747 cockpit), 2) the best initial ‘fire-gods-in-the-sky-will-kill-us-all’ distance shot. (I am pretty certain that the first 40 seconds of this video are exactly what Michelangelo envisioned for the Sistene Chapel. 3) The best ‘Ohhhh…that’s what is’ conclusion, which very clearly shows exactly what it is (an Airbus A380), rather than the typical UFO video showing a parting sequence of bad zooms ending with a few frames of a dog.
Here I present to you, the worlds best video of Gods’ wrath:
Kind of similar to this, am I right?….