|Occurred : 11/14/2016 19:21 (Entered as : 11/14/16 19:21)
Reported: 11/14/2016 9:14:29 PM 21:14
Location: Irving, TX
|Two observers. Both are professionals working in Children's television. One of which is the producer of a network locally in Fort Worth, Texas, that produces programming for Children's hospitals nationwide. We know camera lens malfunctions, we know how to debunk lens flare, dust, exposure issues, et al. We went outside to take photographs of the super moon. We missed the largest expression of the moon but hurried out to capture what we could.
Standing in the parking lot facing east, I began taking photos. I noticed an anomaly in the photos which seemed to be a smaller sphere to the lower right of the bright moon. I looked with my physical eyes at the moon and saw something darker than the moon and sky in the same area. I took more photos and each one contained the sphere. It looked very solid.
I decided to clean the lens and take the case off the phone and use an additional lens that hooks on the back of the iPhone 6 Plus. I saw the object even clearer at this point. I zoomed in without losing resolution and took a few more. I examined those with my partner and he was very intrigued and we zoomed in and were awe struck. It was a sphere but it was a moon. It looked exactly like our moon only smaller. In the photos, there is a visible lens flare/glare that is bouncing off of the overhead lot lights. This sphere/additional moon was not a lens anomaly. To further debunk the oddity, we walked to the park in the middle of our condos. We saw the bright big moon through the tree tops. I took out the camera and began shooting more pictures. We figured if it was a lens or camera issue, it would project this second moon overlapping the tree branches, thus copying the image of the actual moon. Much to our surprise, this secondary moon was shadowed by the branches in the actual placement of where it corresponds and the actual moon/supermoon was not shrouded by branches in real visual observation nor in the photograph. This blew our minds.! We took several photos and then went inside to grab the very ! large te lephoto lens for the SLR camera and came back out. We took more photos from the original device, my partners device, and the SLR and there was no second moon present in these photos. So this phenomenon was present for roughly 5-7 minutes then gone.