|Occurred : 8/27/2007 20:14 (Entered as : 08/27/07 20:14)
Reported: 9/1/2007 9:12:59 AM 09:12
Location: Toronto (Canada), ON
|I have five photographs of a black pitchfork shaped object moving from top to bottom of the moon with two vapor trails
Aug. 27, 2007 at 8:14 p.m.
I was preparing my camera equipment to record the eclipse scheduled for 4:51 a.m. on Aug. 28th 2007. As I was setting up my tripod in my solarium which faces southeast over Lake Ontario in Etobicoke, I looked up at the moon which was very “yellow” and noticed something “black” on the face of the moon. I asked my husband if he could see it from the livingroom where he was sitting and he said yes he could. I reached for his camera which was closest to me and had a 100-400mm lens on it to get a good look. I was amazed at what I saw! At the top of the moon but closer to the right side rather than the middle, there appeared to be a black pitchfork shaped object shooting downward toward the bottom of the moon leaving two stream vapour barrier in its trail. I was able to get about 5 shots in before the object reached the bottom of the moon and once leaving the light background of the moon it appears to be nothing more than a puff of black smoke. Upon reviewing the images I shot I realized that in one of the early shots I took of the moon the “pitchfork shape” was at the very edge of the moon prior to me being aware that it was there. At first I thought maybe this image was of a satellight that was set to record the eclipse but I have spoken to a few amature starwatchers and they agree that they have never seen anything like this. I would really appreciate learning what this object might be.