posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 11:45 AM
Originally posted by BlaznRob
IMHO this is only the moon rising as the sun sets. I've seen similar things before.
Uhh...The Moon rises in the east, the Sun sets in the west. And if one says "then it's the Sun and Moon rising or setting at the same time" this
would also be untrue because a the full Moon NEVER rises or sets at the same time as the Sun. For the Moon to be full, it is on the opposite side of
the Earth relative to the Sun, thus a full (or nearly full) Moon always rises sometime after the Sun sets. This would need to be a new Moon, and thus
It's obviously camera lens glare (you've seen these - they are very common), or some kind of atmospheric phenomenon such as a sun dog (however,
aren't sun dogs usually further away from the sun?).
There have been so many silly pictures out there similar to this with people claiming it is proof of "Planet X". But I agree with jra in saying
(because it bears repeating) that if this huge Planet X was visible durung sunsets, don't you think that people everywhere would have seen this thing