Sighting Reports 2011White Orb Seen in Late Afternoon Sky. Photos Taken.
Date of Sighting: June 7, 2011
Description: I saw a small white orb moving south to north, at 5:45 PM. The moon was in the Southwest sky. The orb moved from a position near moon in a northerly direction. I took some photos which I have attached.
Note: The photos were taken with a KODAK CX7530 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA. This camera has a maximum resolution of 5 million pixels. The photos sent by the witness appear to have been "cropped." I have written to the witness to obtain the original photos. Updates will be posted.
The orb was not a weather balloon because the local weather balloon wouldn't have been launched until 6 PM MDT. Also the orb was not drifting with the wind because the lower level winds were in the opposite direction. Therefore the orb would not have been any type of balloon or unpowered flotation device.
Update - June 8, 2011: The witness sent the 3 original photos that were taken of the orb. I have no reason to doubt the authenticity of this sighting or the photos.