On March 1st 2015 the following video was posted by YouTuber IKTTOTW, highlighting a secondary object to the 10 o’clock position to the sun at 36,000 feet. Just like our image that we captured, IKTTOTW witnessed the object with the naked eye.
Here is a snapshot of the original image:
Let’s look at the inverted version of the image using MS paint:
The first thing we can see is the lens flare off to the right of the screenshot , which has a red color to it. If this is a real object there should be some type of light shining on it from the sun.
Let’s take a look at a close up image of the inverted version of the object using color enhancement in light room:
What we can see is the slight brightness to the right side of the object , and a dark color which imitates the suns color as well.
In the next photo we adjusted the temperature settings using Lightroom 5 and this is the result:
What we can see is the object’s light matching the same colors as the sun, with a green hue around both the sun and the object in question.
Let’s take a look at a few other different color variations:
Now let’s take a look at the green color spectrum:
Lens Flare Comparison
Here is a snapshot of a different video by Rob Forest in 2012 showing lens flares at the 6 o’clock and 8 o’clock position. When comparing the color of these lens flares at high altitude, to the color of the object in question , we can see the color depth of Ikttotw’s object is greater than the flares in the below snapshot:
Let’s take a look at another photo that is more similar to the object in question by YouTuber Levikj in 2012:
Starting at 4:04 what you can see clearly is that all of the objects disappear once the sun has been partially covered.
Here is the image inverted:
At the 3:50 mark in the video above, what we can see is that all of the objects in this video move, so these are all lens flares. Now lets adjust the coloring in lightroom5 and see if the sun reflects light off the lens flare:
For this particular video, we have nothing but lens flares, because the objects move in the video.
When it comes to IKTTOTW’s video the object at the 10 o’clock position does not move at all! and there seems to be more light reflecting off of it after enhancing the colors.
At the end of the day, it is up to the viewer to decide, and come to their own conclusion.
Other Interesting Photos & Video
Notice the entire sky change its color, after the sun dips below the horizon. Look at how the sun doesn’t cover as much of the sky as the second light source.
The next photo is an interesting find as well , because the original clip has been removed from the web cam:
Here is the link to the web cam if you want to watch this cam before anything else is taken off:
The original video frame is gone now, and the number of days has gone back from three days to just two days in the archive footage as well. (more photos)
For some photo’s out there it is important to understand that earth orbits around the sun every year, so if there was a large object right next to the sun there should be a poleshift within a year.
However, what could be happening is if this is coming from behind the sun, which would explain the extra illumination after sunset.
Share your thoughts below 😉