Sunday, May 25, 2014

Analysis of My UFO Picture from April 14th, 2014 Lunar Eclipse

On the night of April 14th, 2014 there was a Lunar Eclipse that many called a "blood moon".

I had been photographing the Moon with only the camera on my cell phone. I was viewing the Moon with my naked eye, and taking pictures after briefly looking at the screen to see if I was in focus, as opposed to strictly looking at the screen to capture images. I did not see this phenomenon with my eyes, rather was looking at the moon, shifted my view to the screen of my phone, seeing the image was in focus I pressed the capture button.

After reviewing the pictures after being shot I noticed that in one of the pictures there is a light visible above the Moon. This light cannot be a plane. There are two street lights at the edges of the frame, and a bright light in the center of the frame, all of which are causing lens flare however the flares do not reach the object, and there is a significant gap between the ends of the flares, and the object.

I found this interesting, and mentioned it to several people the next day, however my attention was peaked after seeing this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB7_Wl248sw&feature=share&list=UUW4k9vXjgOSDcYq6Ge9hWWg which the author, and others, have seemed to capture a massive number of objects on the night of the eclipse, and since. The image taken on April 14th, were obviously independent of this video published May 24th,

For the sake of full disclosure I have uploaded the raw image, as well as the raw image of a shot taken seconds before. Additionally I have posted a picture of the image with a negative filter applied which clearly shows that the light is a UFO and not a photo effect.

Image of UFO captured.

Image captured seconds before, showing no anomaly.

Image with negative filter applied shows clearly object is not an artifact 

Additionally here is a zoomed in version of the object, zoomed in to 1074%

 
Another note is that the full lunar eclipse was supposed to occur at 12:07 AM PST on April 15th, 2014, or 3:07 AM EST on April 15th, 2014. The image of the UFO was taken at 8:56:39 PM EST on April 14th, 2013.

Here is an image from steallarium at 8:56:39 PM EST that shows the locations of the Moon, and Mars as seen from the same location (Massachusetts) with the aid of a protractor. There are several problems if this light was to be Mars.
 1) It is not visible in the shot from seconds earlier, that had no additional zoom, however a slight different angle, and tilt in respect to the building.

 2) Mars is almost perfectly above the Moon in a direct line, if anything a fraction of a degree to the left.. The UFO is above the Moon, however it's several degrees to the right. Due to the relative size, and distance of the objects there is no possible way I could have taken this image which changed the angle of the Moon, and Mars. If I was standing on my head, or tilted backwards, or forwards it is impossible to achieve this effect.

3) The UFO is captured using an expose of 1/5th of a second. The Moon appears as a perfect sphere, the words on the building are perfect. The lens on the camera was in focus, and the camera was not being shaken during the 1/5th of a second that light was allowed to enter. The UFO is streaking. If it were Mars due to the distance, and short exposure it should appear as a point of light. There is a way to figure out how fast an object would have to be moving to cause it to blur with a 1/5th of a second shutter speed, but that is far too complicated. The fact remains due to the fast shutter speed the object must have been moving at a high rate of speed, and have been a source of it's own light. 

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