|Occurred : 4/14/2006 19:15 (Entered as : 04/14/06 19:15)
Reported: 4/14/2006 11:29:01 PM 23:29
Location: Naperville, IL
|Glowing orange sphere appearing near thunderstorm anvils
I was taking pictures of a set of thunderstorm anvils, in the southern portion of the sky. There was an intense thunderstorm going on approximately 10 miles away, producing tornados, and the clouds were very eye catching. The clouds I estimate to be 75,000+ ft in height. Upon walking back up to the house, I glanced in the west to take one last photo of more thunderstorm heads. While getting ready to click the button to take the picture, out of nowhere instantly appeared, a semi bright glowing orange sphere, in direct sight, approximatley the same height as the thunderstorms peak clouds. I successfully took two photographs of the object with a 3.2 megapixel sony cybershot digital camera. It was only set at 640x480 at the time and the photos are full zoom(3x optical + 3x digital), But a picture is a picture high resolution or not.