Monday, February 20, 2017

Colorful Sky Balls

Photo date: February 18, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows three mysterious orbs I photographed at a park. One is blue, another is green, and another is red.

sky balls
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

The 14th Mysterious Orb With a Diagonal Slash

 Photo date: February 19, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

Below is a sky orb orb I photographed on a night with no rain, fog, mist or precipitation.

striped orb

I have so far taken 14 photos of mysterious orbs that had a diagonal slash that goes from one side of the orb to another, with a resemblance to a slash rather than a backslash.  Below are ten of the photos. You can see the original posts in which I published these photos here.


Here are three more photos showing the same pattern:

striped orbs

Below is my updated table listing recurring patterns in mysterious orbs I have photographed  (most of the examples referred to below can be conveniently seen in this post).
 
Description Occurrences Comments URL
Inverted Y 7 Rather like the lower case lambda character, part of the Greek alphabet http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-seventh-photo-ive-taken-of.html
Umbilical cord ( AKA "cul-de-sac") 10 Resembles an umbilical cord with a curved loop. Is it a symbol of motherhood?

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-10th-appearance-of-this-orb-motif.html
Curved stripe at top or bottom 9 May be on top or bottom of orb http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/01/high-enigma-of-striped-orb.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/07/more-striped-orbs_18.html 

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-9th-time-ive-seen-this-orb-pattern.html
Diagonal stripe 14 Goes from one side of orb to another, diagonally. Looks like a slash (not a backslash) This post

Short diagonal stripe 5 Goes from top right corner toward center http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-5th-sky-orb-ive-photographed-with.html
Hose and circle 9 Looks like a ball that has fallen out of a tube http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-9th-time-ive-photographed-this.html
Slanted C 11 Looks like a C shape, tilted over quite a bit to the right http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/01/recurrence-of-slanted-c-pattern-in.html
Inverted V 3 Looks rather like the caret character (an inverted V) http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/11/another-inverted-v-orb.html
Hook-like stripe 4 Has a kind of candy-cane shape http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/07/another-orb-with-hook-like-stripe.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/11/strange-stripes-on-mysterious-orb.html 

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/07/blue-orbs-haunt-windows.html
Curvy 9 which fell down 2 Looks like a curvy nine which “fell down” http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/07/two-striped-orbs-with-same-fingerprint.html
4 stripes 2 Straight lines intersecting in a particular shape http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-same-strange-mark-on-two-striped.html
Broken squiggly T 3 One wiggly horizontal stripe at the top above a vertical stripe at the bottom http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/07/reappearance-of-double-striped-orb.html
Hockey stick 2 A stripe with a shape resembling a hockey stick http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/02/another-hockey-stick-sky-orb.html
Backslash 4 Goes from one side of orb to another, diagonally. Looks like a backslash (not a slash) http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/02/night-of-backslash-sky-orbs.html

Still More Ringed Orbs

A feature I frequently observe in mysterious orbs is an outer ring. A small fraction of mysterious orbs have such rings. The diameter of the ring is about 80% of the total diameter of the orb. Below we see 16 orbs showing such a feature. The original posts showing these photos can be seen here. See here and here for posters of 32 other ringed orbs.

ringed orbs

The Spooky Sign

Photo date: February 19, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a mysterious blue orb I photographed in front of a sign at Grand Central Terminal in New York.

transparent orb

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Green Orbs of the Orb Swarm

Photo date: February 18, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below some mysterious orbs I photographed last night, including three green sky orbs.

green orbs

There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

A Speeding Blue Orb

Photo date: February 16, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a fast blue orb I photographed in Grand Central Terminal in New York. We can see the "string of pearls" effect I very often photograph, in which we seem to see multiple position states of a fast-speeding orb.

speeding blue orb
On the same day at a different location I photographed the blue orb below. We see again the outer ring I often notice in mysterious orbs.

blue orb

More Ringed Orbs

A feature I frequently observe in mysterious orbs is an outer ring. A small fraction of mysterious orbs have such rings. The diameter of the ring is about 80% of the total diameter of the orb. Below we see 16 orbs showing such a feature. The original posts showing these photos can be seen here.

ringed orbs