posted on Nov, 11 2011 @ 01:26 AM
Originally posted by pazcat
reply to post by IntegratedInstigator
No, Venus transits are well documented with the next one in June 2012. I have no idea what MrVoltz may have seen but it wasn't Venus. It even
mentions it in the wiki link.
edit on 10-11-2011 by pazcat because: (no reason given)
Yes you are completely right, It couldnt have been venus in any case
. The Transit of Venus was the first thing that came to mind, and I jumped
the gun before adequately researching my reply. It is not at all possible that he saw the Transit of Venus, I apologize for jumping the gun. I am not
sure what he saw, I cant even begin to fathom at this point.
Regarding MartinASDF and the OP, sunspot 1339 is your most likely culprit being the largest sunspot at this time. Because of the rotational velocities
of earth and sun, sunspots seem to stay in place for several days at a time when viewed from earth. Many graphics are somewhat misleading because they
speed up the animation. I am just not entirely sure you are able to see a sunspot during a foggy day, but it sounds somewhat plausible. I have seen
telephoto pictures of the sun during sunset showing sunspots, and this is close to your observation. I will definitely have to look into this
phenomenon further. If its not Venus, a major sunspot is your next most likely answer. (And it's DEFINITELY not Venus)