Yesterday I spotted something odd in the day time sky above Franklin.
At about 2 pm, I happened to be lying down in a playground in Franklin (where I was playing with my son) and I spotted what appeared to be a silver or shiny light very high up in the sky, as I was looking almost straight up above my head, and a little towards the south. It appeared to be very high, but with very few reference points, and not being able to work out the size of the “object”, this was hard to know for sure. It didn’t appear to move from side to side – it appeared to be motionless or hovering – and it didn’t appear to be ascending or descending, or if it was going up it was doing so slowly.
I got up and went to the car and grabbed some binoculars. I returned to where I had been lying down in the playground and eventually found the object again in the sky and it seemed to be in the same position. Some clouds passed over it and obscured it from view, but then it came back into view once the clouds had passed. Through the binoculars I still couldn’t get a clear view of what the object was, just that it was certainly there, seemed to be silver or white or illuminated.
After looking away a few times and looking back I eventually lost sight of the object. I wonder where it went, and what it was?
It looked like a star or planet might, but would I be able to see a star or planet in that position in the sky at that time of the day – on a very sunny day? It could have been a balloon, but its lack of motion seemed perplexing.
Did anyone else happen to notice this object yesterday? (It reminded me that something could be in the sky in a position like that on almost any given day and most people would never notice. How many of us lie down and look straight up to the sky in the middle of the day?)