posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:59 PM
A great number of videos have been posted int he 2012 forum purporting to show second suns. These videos are often poor quality, but not all. The
videos show 4 things:
1. sun dogs
2. lens flares
3. images shot through windows
4. black zones
What is needed is a simple set of tests people can do if they encounter them personally as well as tests people can use when they encounter these
videos. These tests should tell the individual what is being observed.
It should also be of interest to the people involved as to the effects a second Sun would have on the Earth and the solar system in general.
If you want to learn about sun dogs try:
The ice halos are atmospheric. Sun dogs are not usually sharp disks in the sky. They are not close to the Sun. They do not move relative to the Sun as
the camera moves.
Lens flares are seen in many movies and photos. They move relative to the Sun when the camera is moved. They are due to reflections inside of the
A reflection inside of a window pane is due to the window being made of multiple layers of optical material. These reflections do not noticeably move
relative to the Sun when the camera moves. That may not be the case if the window is significantly curved.
Black zones may appear across the surface of a bright object. This is a camera artifact as the camera overloads and prevents damage by grounding out
the sensors in the camera. These are not objects in front of the Sun.
So what can you do to determine which of these objects is out there.
1. See if the object moves relative to the Sun as the camera moves.
2. Try a pin hole camera to image the Sun.
3. Look to see if an object casts shadows in different directions.
4. Step outside and stop looking through a window pane.
5. Check a solar observatory image in space or on the ground.