By John Wiley
We happened to look up from yard work just after sunset this Thursday, and were startled by the very unusual phenomenon going on overhead. Wispy clouds nibbling at the smiling half moon got our attention first.
Then looking across the sky we were startled by the strange texture of the clouds. In many places there were circular formations with darker edges.
You may not be able to pick them out in these pix, but higher above the orange there were a few white clouds still in full sun. Being brighter they shone through the orange, oddly making the white seem to be lower. As the show unfolded some details were fascinating, like these circles that morphed into “spectacles” for us.
Then that “O” on the right above, seemed paired with this “X” elsewhere in a disheveled tic tac toe game.
Maybe we don’t watch sunsets enough, but I don’t recall ever seeing a show quite like this. Did any other Edhatters notice it? Do you have theories as to what atmospheric (or alien) phenomenon would have created it?