|Occurred : 7/10/2008 13:46 (Entered as : 07/10/08 13:46)
Reported: 7/10/2008 1:54:18 PM 13:54
Location: Chambersburg, PA
Duration:less than 1 min
|07/10/08 13:46 Chambersburg PA Mercury Capsule shape 1 minute Shape appeared near the sun
Report of an unusual object that was near the sun on Thursday, July 10, 2008.
I was looking at the sky about 13:30 today July 10, 2008 when I noticed an unusual situation, i.e. a double rainbow around the sun. The obvious explanation is that there was some water/ice crystals between myself and the sun. I went in to get my camera to see if I could take a picture.
I took five pictures from 18 mm to 55 mm at slightly different angles, using automatic and A/DEP modes on my Canon EOS Rebel XT Digital camera. I saved the three most interesting images, taken about a minute apart starting at 13:46.
When I looked at the images I noticed a really unusual part to the first image only. It looks like an old Mercury Space Capsule on reentry, only upside down from my point of view. I printed the pictures including two versions of the first one with zoom. Unfortunately I only used the 3 meg resolution of the Canon’s 8 meg possible so the zoomed images are pretty fuzzy.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))