|Occurred : 3/16/2019 22:29 (Entered as : 03/16/2019 22:29)
Reported: 3/17/2019 10:44:08 AM 10:44
Location: Sabdy Springs, GA
|Brilliant, boomerang shaped object in the distant sky, at sunset
I was traveling towards the east/northeast on Morgan Falls Road in Sandy Springs GA (Atlanta) on March 16 around 8:15 PM EDT. I had been down at Blue Sluice Lake with my camera. As I was approaching Roswell Rd, I could see a lovely sunset forming in my review mirror and decided to turn onto a side road that runs up to the local ball fields. The road runs very close to high tension power lines where you can get a long view of the lines reaching toward the sun. I've captured the sunset at this location several times in the past.
I drove up to the ball field, turned around and drove back down, parking my car off to the side. As I exited my car and crossed the road towards the tower closest to the road, I noted a very bright spot in the sky, as though the sun was reflecting from something. It was off in the distance, irregular in shape with some small puffy clouds close by. As I lifted my camera and zoomed in a bit I could detect sort of a boomerang shape. I snapped a couple of photos, to be sure to capture the object before it could fade into the clouds, then I took a few seconds to adjust the camera. It was getting dark, so I cranked the camera ISO up to 2000. I didn't have a tripod for long exposure, so my pictures are a bit noisy.
By the time I lifted my camera again, the small clouds around the object had dissipated. The attached image was taken at 28 mpg, un-retouched, but resized for posting. The excerpt was taken before resizing.