|Occurred : 4/15/2000 23:00 (Entered as : 04(?)/2000 23:00)
Reported: 10/26/2011 3:50:09 PM 15:50
Location: Sedona, AZ
|saw a huge yellow "moon" rise over the Red Rocks, then found out it wasn't the moon at all
I was driving home at night on Hwy. 89A and saw, coming up behind one of the Red Rocks, a huge full moon. It was an amazing sight; the moon was as big as you usually only see it in the Caribbean or on faked photos, just absolutely humungous. But then, as I came closer, "the moon" went back down behind the Red Rock it had risen from.
I attributed this to an optical illusion and turned onto Hwy. 179, which intersects the 89A at a nearly right angle. As I drove on, I suddenly saw the REAL moon (which was a lot smaller) in front of me, on the opposite side of the sky from where I had seen it. In other words, what I had seen was NOT the moon, but I have no idea what it was.