|Occurred : 8/15/2017 17:00 (Entered as : 08/15/17 17:00)
Reported: 8/16/2017 8:54:54 PM 20:54
Location: Silverton, OR
|An unidentified object that was not discovered until the photo was downloaded into my computer.
I am not sure of an exact time as I didn't even know I had photographed this object, until I uploaded pictures from my camera. I was taking a picture of a helicopter that flew over. I carefully checked the picture I actually got of the helicopter and there is nothing else in the frame. The "UFO picture" was a total miss of the helicopter as I tried for a 2nd shot. I saw this white speck in that frame and enlarged it has more of an elliptical shape which drew me away from my initial assumption that it might be a balloon (it's way too early for one of the eclipse balloons). So I decided to keep the shot and send it to you.
It was not the moon as that came up in a different quadrant of the sky, later that evening. It was difficult, at this distance to give many descriptors, including aura. There was no sound but the helicopter.