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2021-06-24 1:05:01 PM  
I am in North central New Mexico and noticed a bright disk close to and North Northeast of the sun. Hasn't seemed to move relative to the sun. You would have to cover the sun with your hand to see it as it is relatively close to the sun.

If it is only seen locally I would assume a weather balloon or something similar, I have attached two images. The first shows position relative to the sun covered by the eaves. The second shows an enlargement of the object.
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2021-06-24 1:41:09 PM  
Swamp gas.
 
2021-06-24 1:49:10 PM  
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/oblig
 
2021-06-24 2:02:28 PM  
I hear the music, daylight disc
Three men in black said "Don't report this"
"Ascension" and that's all they said
Sickness now, the hour of dread
 
2021-06-24 2:08:55 PM  
let me go outside and stare at the Arizona sun......


OWW MY EYES!!!
 
2021-06-24 2:21:35 PM  
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2021-06-24 2:33:48 PM  
You kinda have to squint to see it...

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2021-06-24 3:17:54 PM  
I DID.
 
2021-06-24 3:36:50 PM  

Godscrack: I DID.


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2021-06-24 3:54:06 PM  

Ken S.: I am in North central New Mexico and noticed a bright disk close to and North Northeast of the sun. Hasn't seemed to move relative to the sun. You would have to cover the sun with your hand to see it as it is relatively close to the sun.

If it is only seen locally I would assume a weather balloon or something similar, I have attached two images. The first shows position relative to the sun covered by the eaves. The second shows an enlargement of the object.[Fark user image 850x637][Fark user image 850x1133]


I am not quite too sure what direction the Sun is traveling in your top photo but if the direction is towards the upper right, then that is Venus. See if its visible after sunset in the same relative position and that would probably clinch it; Venus is visible in the evening at the moment.
 
2021-06-24 3:57:51 PM  

Ktonos: Ken S.: I am in North central New Mexico and noticed a bright disk close to and North Northeast of the sun. Hasn't seemed to move relative to the sun. You would have to cover the sun with your hand to see it as it is relatively close to the sun.

If it is only seen locally I would assume a weather balloon or something similar, I have attached two images. The first shows position relative to the sun covered by the eaves. The second shows an enlargement of the object.[Fark user image 850x637][Fark user image 850x1133]

I am not quite too sure what direction the Sun is traveling in your top photo but if the direction is towards the upper right, then that is Venus. See if its visible after sunset in the same relative position and that would probably clinch it; Venus is visible in the evening at the moment.


Yup, Venus.
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2021-06-24 4:01:39 PM  
There's a little black spot on the sun today.
 
2021-06-24 4:06:26 PM  
Thanks guys,

It started shifting position relative to the sun fairly quickly about 15 minutes after the photos were taken so I suspect it was an actual weather balloon. Either that or aliens.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2021-06-24 4:17:08 PM  
That's no moon.
 
2021-06-24 4:57:33 PM  
North northeast of the sun?

53 MILES WEST OF VENUS - THE B52'S
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