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Re: Strange Cloud Near Moon - Balaskas

From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 08:38:56 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Fwd Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 10:39:16 -0400
Subject: Re: Strange Cloud Near Moon - Balaskas

>From: Geoff Richardson <geoff.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 17:25:56 +0100
>Subject: Strange Cloud Near Moon

>Recently The WHY? Files received two photos which were taken by
>an astronomer in Canada.

>A number of astronomers have examined the photos but cannot come
>up with an explanation for the strange cloud-like object which
>appears near the Moon.

I can.

The strange red "cloud" in the sky in the vicinity of the Moon
is an optical reflection of the setting Sun which would have a
similar reddish tint too! From the phase of the Moon (a very
thin crescent where the rest of the lunar orb is illuminated by
Earthshine), these pictures were taken about one day after New
Moon and the Sun would have been only about 15 degrees or so
below the Moon - ideal conditions for camera lens flares!

>Perhaps it was just a trail left by an aircraft, at the time of
>taking the photo another person apparently observed a red cloud
>near the Moon.



Maybe that other person who also "apparently" saw a red cloud
low in the western sky near the Moon and the setting Sun may
have observed a single red cloud in an otherwise unspectacular

Nothing strange or unusual about this strange cloud or UFO.

Nick Balaskas

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