Occurred: 2006-05-14 14:30 Local
Reported: 2006-05-30 21:36 Pacific
Duration: 1 hour
No of observers: 3

Location: La Mirada, CA, USA

Shape: Light

star in the sky during the day?

I was at my in-laws for mothers day , it was fairly clear out, there were a few high cirrus clouds.

I noticed a white spot of light up high in the sky at first I thought it might be a balloon, but it never changed shape at least to the naked eye, and it stayed fairly stationary in the sky.

Also, for reference a balloon actually did float by it and it was not even close in distance to it, this was much higher up in the sky. It looked like a star but during the day, which I thought was strange.

I was able to point it out to a couple of my relatives and they were also able to see it, though I was the one tracking it for about an hour and took pictures of it.

It slowly moved toward the sun from southeast to northwest.

I went online to see if there were to be any astronomical occurances that day. The only thing that could be a match was Mercury was to be in that exact portion of the sky. But reading more into it, it seemed it would be to dim to see during the day.

The pictures I took, do seem to be of a crescent planet. That would shift back and forth most likely due to atmospheric distortion.

I am really curious to as if this was a UFO or a planet.


We do not know what the witness observed. He provides multiple photos of a tiny white object, the top and bottom edges of which appear to be irregular. PD

Posted 2006-07-16

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