posted on May, 4 2009 @ 12:08 PM
howdy folks. this is officially my first post, and the first time i've been on ATS. i must say i was intrigued, as i'm a photographer/videographer.
i've seen similar issues with lens flare to explain the little ball that was floating around on the outside and moving wildly, but as the orb to the
right of the sun was in question, we'll address that instead. if you've ever shot through a glass door before, you'll notice there are two panes
involved, and usually an argon or some other type of gas in between them. this can cause bright lights to come through the two panes at their
brightest point, but then bounce back and reflect from the pane closest to you at an angle back onto the second of the two panes thus rendering a
dimmer reflection that has been reversed twice, and so is back into its original version, but generally (depending on the spacing of the glass and the
density of gas inside) about half its original size. also, most lenses on camera phones are protected with an additional layer of plastic to keep them
from getting screwed up in your pocket. there's a chance that this had some effect (similar to the two-pane effect)... also watch the video again on
mute. you'll notice that when you're not listening to trancey sci-fi techno music, it's just not as impressive. i say we move onto bigger fish
now... it's a reflection of some sort. and think astronomically about what the effect of a hidden planet would be... and the fact that we'd have
seen it by now. and the fact that staring into the sun is really bad for your eyes... and potentially your cameras as well! haha. well that's my bit
from a visual arts using perspective... not to mention, as others have already... we would have seen the thing by now! and it certainly wouldn't be
see-through. and only visible in Cyrillic-using countries. ciao. thanks for reading.