UPDATE: I believe what I saw last night was the moon setting. Drat! A bit disappointing. However that object off to the left of Orion’s Belt is indeed something worth exploring!
Oooh drat it all ~ I wish i had a night vision camera! My mate and I went outside about 10 minutes to 1am (PST) to check out Orion’s Belt. On a recent “Q” post there was reference to go check out the bright object below it and prepare to possibly hear one of those “booms”. Sure enough, there is indeed a very bright colored “object” off to the lower left. So I took a picture. Then I looked west and O M G – there was another sun-like object setting. So I began taking pictures and well below is the result (the best of). The best my little Canon digi camera will do. I hopped in the car and began driving west to see if I could get a better shot, but it faded quite quickly and I was unable to get any further shots.
NOW I am off to bed. zzzzzzzzzz
Interesting bright “object” to the lower left of Orion’s Belt.
Looking due west – you can (barely) see light among a few strands of clouds. Directly below it, for just a few seconds, I saw the tip of what looked like another sun setting. NEVER seen anything like that before!
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