|Occurred : 8/14/2002 19:30 (Entered as : 8/14/02 19:30)
Reported: 6/18/2006 10:51:52 AM 10:51
Location: Leeds, ME
|Orb against the setting sun.
I had just left my house in Leeds and was on my way to Portland. I came up over a hill and silhouetted against the lower left quadrant of the setting sun was an orb. I pulled over and watched it for approximately 5 minutes. It didn't seem to move and was stationary against the setting sun.
I saw another report and decided to post. At the time, I assumed that it was a transit of Mercury or Venus, but an astronomer friend said there were no transits at the time. It was a neat astronomical event and it's interesting that others reported it.