|Occurred : 8/14/2002 19:15 (Entered as : 08/14/02 19:15)
Reported: 8/14/2002 6:07:31 PM 18:07
Location: Brunswick, ME
|Four of us saw an unrecognizable 'orb' silhouetted against the setting sun, c7:30 PM tonight in Brunswick, Maine.
On Wednesday night, August 14, 2002, two of my neighbors, a friend of theirs, and I saw a circular 'orb'against the setting sun. From our viewpoint on Maquoit Bay in Brunswick, Maine, this object appeared to be located somewhere in the upper left quadrant of the sun, close to the left-most edge.
Our varied takes: a planet, a sunspot, a lost weather balloon.
Immediate questions: Are any planets scheduled to pass between the earth and the sun? Can sunspots be seen with the naked eye? Stationary balloon? I'm a semi-retired librarian. The husband of the neighboring couple works for L.L. Bean; the wife is an independent producer for television and magazines. I have not met their friend.