Location of Sighting: Moreno Valley, California
Date of Sighting: December 10, 2020
Time of Sighting: 11:27 AM PST
Description: This was not a UFO, but something created this. Do you have any idea? It was a speck in the sky when I saw it. I took a photo using a Sony 200 to600mm zoom with Sony A6400 with a1.5x crop. This gave me an effective 900mm focal length.
It was stationary for a long tim. or drifted very slowly.
This was taken at Moreno Valley, CA, at 11:30 AM. looking southeast.
Additional Comments From Witness: A balloon, that is what I was thinking. It was so strange, so bright against other clouds that day. I was just asking if anyone knew if any kind of aircraft could produce this formation, like breaking the sound barrier. I wish I had a much longer lens, I could have gotten more details.
I did some checking for photos of scientific balloons, and yes, it is a balloon. I has the same shape and details. It was fun taking pictures of it, being that it was a very long distance away and gave me a chance to use my brand new Sony 200 – 600mm zoom with my a6400 camera body. Because the a6400 body has a crop (smaller) sensor, we multiply the focal length of a lens by 1.5, so it is an effective 900mm. I love taking pictures of birds, mostly hawks, falcons, crows and ravens, and the little ones eating persimmons from my tree. I am always looking for the elusive UFO that people talk about, but all I get are blue skies and military aircraft flying around. I live next to March Air Reserve Base.
Note: The object could be a high altitude balloon as it bears some resemblance. The bright spot on the bottom could be a tether.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.