|Occurred : 3/15/2015 23:30 (Entered as : 3/15/2015 23:30)
Reported: 6/11/2015 6:15:44 PM 18:15
Location: Marquette, MI
|Photographed mysterious light over Lake Superior.
I am a night photographer, and on this particular night was taking long exposure photographs at the beach on the shore of Lake Superior with a friend.
We noticed a very bright light hanging motionless and low in the sky over the woods way down the beach, about a mile or two away. I figured it to be a planet, and continued with my shot.
When I looked at my exposures on the computer later that night, I noticed that the object had registered a circular, ostensibly autonomous light trail (instead of a clearly defined line that a planet would make as the earth rotates). That is, it moved (or the camera moved) during what amounted to a 4 minute exposure.
I am fairly confident that the camera did NOT move, as it was firmly planted into the sand and the shutter controlled with a remote release. Also, there were lights from a few small cabins on the other end of the shore directly below the unidentified object which registered clean and with no evidence of camera shake or movement.
When I examined other images of the same scene, the light appears registering different motion but is extremely bright, bright enough to emit a "starburst" effect around the object during the long exposure.