Things that make me go hm?

Last night as I was watching movies, the bright of the almost full moon kept flickering through the blinds, finally calling enough times to motivate me to do something I rarely do:  go outside in the middle of the night to take a picture.  It was 3 a.m. when I set my new phone’s camera to “night” before stepping out.  Still learning how to take pictures with it (it has 3 cameras, don’t ask me why!) when I clicked to take the shot it “timed” for a few seconds before being finished.  Just to make sure it worked right, I took a 2nd picture.  I have the pictures below, unedited for anything including image size.  You tell me what you see.  What I see is something like a green orb in front of a tree in the first pic.  In the second pic, the orb has moved up into the sky.  Am I batsh*t crazy or could this be an ET? 

3am on 091921 full moon

pic 1 (click for larger image)

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3am on 091921 full moon second shot

pic 2 (click for larger image)

45 Comments Add yours

  1. Paula Light says:

    It’s a weird reflection on the lens…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      in both pics? of what? the moon?

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  2. Dale says:

    Yeah, Mine does that all the time, too. It’s a reflection on the lens…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      reflection of what, Dale? doesn’t a “re” as in again, “flection” as in image mean it is reflecting something else?

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      1. Dale says:

        It’s like the light from the moon (or sometimes, the sun) gets caught and somehow reflects. Here’s an article https://www.wkrg.com/weather/whats-that-dot-in-the-picture-of-the-moon/

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Ah! That helps to explain, thank you Dale πŸ™‚

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          1. Dale says:

            My pleasure, Lisa!

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  3. Paul says:

    Funner to think it’s ET but I agree ifs some kind of lens reflection issue.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I just thought of something: my camera case has a safety plastic over the camera lenses, so maybe that is what it’s bouncing off of?

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      1. Paul says:

        Yes possible

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  4. Paul says:

    Amazing pics though for 3 am. – I can make out details on the ground

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Paul. It was so bright out there last night!

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  5. davidatqcm says:

    A reflection on the lens?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      OK, I think with everyone’s input it is some kind of reflection off of the camera case plastic going over the camera lens. Thanks everybody, I’ll sleep better tonight. My mind was running ragged with this.

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  6. Paul says:

    And not to change subject or shamelessly plug my blog but I posted this morning for first time in. Awhile and I think you would enjoy the song.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ah! Oh yes! I do love that song — almost as much as the 1952 Vincent Black Lightning. Thanks for the heads-up πŸ™‚

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  7. Jen Goldie says:

    Reflection or not, it’s still a “hm?”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jen, it is a strange looking thing, where only one thing changes in the picture. Wouldn’t the whole image be looking different if it was a lens reflection?

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      1. Jen Goldie says:

        I don’t know. I don’t have a camera. Sorry.

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  8. J-Dub says:

    Very pretty pictures

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      1. msjadeli says:

        As long as they mean no harm I’m ok with it πŸ™‚

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  9. Cool pics, Lisa. Especially considering the time when you took them. Quite amazing how much you can see. Seems like your phone has a great camera.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Christian. It does seem to take good pics, at least in some situations. Heading to listen to your Sunday Six now πŸ™‚

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  10. Carol anne says:

    I cant see the pics cuz I am blind, but oh my! What cool pics to get in th e middle of the night! Now aren’t you glad you went out to take them? πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carol anne, so sorry you can’t see the pics. Yes, the way the moon lit the sky up made it easy to go out there at that time. Yes, I am πŸ™‚

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  11. Sadje says:

    I had a similar picture! It is reflection of the light

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I guess I’ll stop worrying. I was anxious when I saw the pics this morning.

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      1. Sadje says:

        πŸ˜πŸ˜‡

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  12. Dora says:

    Lisa,
    I’m pretty sure it’s Tinker Bell getting ready for the fall harvest festival. πŸ˜‰
    pax,
    dora

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m sure you’re right. Lots of dust to sprinkle here and there takes time.

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      1. Dora says:

        ✨✨✨

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  13. memadtwo says:

    I opt for magic. Although I admit last night (about the same time) the full moon woke me and I got (I think) a great moon picture with the window reflection. We’ll see if it looks so good when I get around to downloading it…(K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      My first thought was a faerie but when it looked like a green moon in the 2nd shot I thought ET. Looking forward to your moon shot when you post it.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        The camera often sees things that we don’t.

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  14. Dave says:

    A couple of thoughts . First, yes, I’d say what most people have been saying, probably a bit of lens flare, either from the cover over the phone (which works like a skylight filter on an old film camera , which also occasionally caused that) or from different lenses within the actual lens assembly… especially because it had to deal with one very bright light and darkness all around. But , I’d also say, that’s probable but wouldn’t say it’s 100%… but I’m guessing you didn’t see that little orb when you were looking in real time?
    Second, yes, very good camera quality! It’s amazing the capacity of some celphone cams these days, especially in low light. Would be very difficult to get these results with an ordinary film or digital SLR… I’ve tried!
    Happy moon-watching!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for your comment, Dave. No I absolutely didn’t see the orb when I snapped the pictures. I remember going to a reported to be haunted cemetery not too far north of here and snapping pictures. There were clusters of the orbs here and there in the cemetery and along the iron fence surrounding the place, but other pictures taken that day showed no orbs at all. None of them showed up while I was taking the pics.

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  15. ghostmmnc says:

    Very cool photos! I know the moon the other night, might have been the same night, it was very bright and shining in my bedroom window. Sometimes I get those green orbs when taking a photo. Don’t know what they are. Let’s just call it a ‘moon spirit’ πŸ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Moon Spirit is perfect. Indeed! πŸ™‚

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  16. I’d rather it were E.T. Lovely photo. πŸ€“

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Maybe E.T. is back for sequel? πŸ˜‰

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  17. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I love the pictures…great quality.
    Hmmmm you never know…it could be a reflection or some visitor!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, the cameras are really good on this new phone. You never know is right!

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