Comment: actually does look like a weather balloon, even the "orbiter"

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actually does look like a weather balloon, even the "orbiter"

see:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG7xFt1FpCc

Want to see one from the perspective of the weather balloon?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgZgIH0SZvU#t=1m10s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HbXVVVFahM#t=54s

They reach a certain height and due to pressure and temperature changes, explode in a manner like that. The "orbiter" looks like it might be the tethered payload whose aplomb dangling could appear as "orbiting" from a ground perspective far enough away to obscure the tether.

Some sky coordinates where the video was recorded would help if it is to be anything else.

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