|Occurred : 6/24/2008 05:50 (Entered as : 06/24/08 05:50)
Reported: 6/28/2008 6:41:32 PM 18:41
Location: Leeds (UK/England),
|Silver Orb above Leeds UK
I have a simple webcam, modified to see infra-red only, looking at the southern sky from my house. It is set to take a snapshot once each minute and store the resultant monochrome images on disk. On the morning in question, what appears to be a metallic orb appeared in the cloud layer, I'm guessing at around 6000 feet. An airplane had passed by a few minutes earlier and its con-trail can be seen dissipating close to the object's position. It was quite windy at the time and the clouds can be seen moving from west to east through the 14 frames the object was visible, but the object appeared more or less stationary. On the 15th frame the object had abruptly disapeared from view. It was not a balloon. I checked if any major stars, planets or satellites might have explained the sighting at that time but could find none.