Posted on October 5, 2012 by thetruthbehindthescenes| 6 Comments
In Muar in Malaysia, residents were stunned to see what looked like a reddish object near the sun at about noon on October 3, 2012.
Many thought it was an unidentified flying object or UFO.
Muar marine police chief Asst Supt Nordin Osman said his personnel captured the image on their handphones.
“The object looked static, it didn’t move.
“It looked like an orb with a planet inside it,” he said.
Resident Muhamad Sharin thought the object was another planet.
“I immediately called many of my friends and asked them to look at the sun.
“They were all amazed at the sight,” he said.
Muhamad Sharin added that the strange sight might have been related to the weather as it was very hot that day.
Muar is one of the cities situated around Johor Bahru, on the south-western coast of West Malaysia.
As this phenomenon was witnessed by multiple people with the naked eye, lens flare can be ruled out.
Picture of very bright sundogs in Fargo, North Dakota.
A possible explanation is that it is a Sundog,
however, Sundogs may appear as a colored patch of light to the left or
right of the sun, 22° distant and at the same distance above the horizon
as the sun, and in ice halos. Sundogs are best seen and are most
conspicuous when the sun is low. The malaysian phenomenon appears to be
to the upper left of the sun seemingly ruling out a Sundog.
A picture taken in Petaling Jaya showing a halo around the sun.
On the same day another phenomenon involving in the sun, appeared in the sky in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. A strange sight of a Halo
circling the sun became a talking point and many people were seen using
their handphones to capture the spectacle, ruling out that the reddish
object is a Halo.
This “rainbow-around-the-sun” effect occurs naturally when light
interacts with ice crystals in cirrus clouds in the upper
troposphere. The crystals act like prisms, refracting and reflecting
sunlight to produce a rainbow-colored effect around the sun.
Reddish Object Enlarged.
Remains the question, is the reddish object a natural optical phenomenon or maybe similar which is rarer.
Source and author: thestar.com.my Malaysia
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