NUFORC Sighting 118011

Occurred: 2015-03-08 08:00 Local
Reported: 2015-03-24 02:07 Pacific
Duration: 1.5 hours
No of observers: 2

Location: Tucson, AZ, USA

Shape: Disk
Characteristics: Changed Colo

Daylight disc seen in clear morning sky for and hour and a half.

My wife and I went out to have our coffee on our patio Sunday morning. I sat on a lounge chair under a Cabana frame with no top cover on it. I laid back at some point and noticed a large White spot in the Sky. Time was about 08:00. It was cool about 70 degrees and only one wisp of a cloud in the sky near the object. I thought it to be a weather balloon and noted where it was in relation to the frame of the cabana. It was at ZENITH in the sky.

I went in for a second cup of Joe and grabbed a pair of 7x50 binoculars to view that balloon. Time then was about 08:15am and the object HAD NOT MOVED... I adjusted the glasses (German) on a mountain top I knew was 5 miles from home, then I looked at the object...IT WAS A DISC! My wife looked as well and thought she saw one wing stick out. The DISC looked to be the size of a half dollar coin from this view with the field glasses.

Silvery-white outer color and blue gray towards the center with a very BLACK center. The view was crystal clear and no fuzzy images at all. Still it had not moved from zenith.

When I went for a third cup I grabbed my Nikon "Coolpix" electronic camera. I had to step away from the frame so the auto focus would allow me to find that Disc. At infinity the detail was 70% less than the field glasses but I was able to see a little bit of a ring like feature. Looking again through the glasses I could see in detail a wedge forming in a dark color over the disc. Thing changed details within the circle but only in color as far as we could tell. Time was about 08:40am. At this time I went back under the cabana frame to track any movement, It had moved about 2 degrees from Zenith towards the WEST. I clicked off several photos and went inside to answered the telephone.

With all this the wife and I were not sure that it wasn't a balloon and just Odd that it had not moved. I PLANNED to call pilots' weather service, and get a "Winds Aloft" Report for southern Arizona...I failed to do so.

At 09:15 I returned outside and it had not move but another 1 degree West.

I went to my laptop and down loaded the photos and tried to enlarge them...UNTIL my laptop's security program had lapsed and (POP UPs) blocked everything I tried to do with the laptop. I went outside and it was gone. Time was 09:59I am not tech savvy with electronics and gave up for a while until tonight. Almost 10 days now.

I'll try to down load the photos I took. Hope you all can enlarge them for your use.

Posted 2015-03-26

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