|Occurred : 9/21/2015 04:30 (Entered as : 09/21/15 4:30)
Reported: 9/23/2015 6:27:07 PM 18:27
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
|I saw a what appeared to be a very bright star but was too big and too round low in eastern sky.had circles inside circles under zoom
At about 4:30 am I witnessed what seemed to be a really bright star looking toward the eastern sky just a little ways above the Mcdowell mtns. It was way too bright and too perfectly round to be a star, so I got my digital camera with a 36x digital zoom lens and when I zoomed I was completely startled. It took a little time for me to remember how to use the zoom and get the camera to work correctly as I was seeing on the camera screen what resembled a sort of bright perfectly round object with concentric circles getting smaller as you go towards the center and a solid dot in the middle of this object. Which by the way was still shining bright into the morning light while all other stars had disappeared from sight. There also appeared to be a smaller object that appeared to be spinning with light emitting from it as it stood out because it was kind of black and it was in different positions inside the outside edge and in some shots it didn’t appear at all. I shot pics for over an hour until my battery ran out and it was day light. I went inside for another battery and it was gone when I came out.