Monday, February 20, 2017

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
Umbilical cord ( AKA "cul-de-sac") 10 Resembles an umbilical cord with a curved loop. Is it a symbol of motherhood?
Curved stripe at top or bottom 9 May be on top or bottom of orb
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
Hose and circle 9 Looks like a ball that has fallen out of a tube
Slanted C 11 Looks like a C shape, tilted over quite a bit to the right
Inverted V 3 Looks rather like the caret character (an inverted V)
Hook-like stripe 4 Has a kind of candy-cane shape
Curvy 9 which fell down 2 Looks like a curvy nine which “fell down”
4 stripes 2 Straight lines intersecting in a particular shape
Broken squiggly T 3 One wiggly horizontal stripe at the top above a vertical stripe at the bottom
Hockey stick 2 A stripe with a shape resembling a hockey stick
Backslash 4 Goes from one side of orb to another, diagonally. Looks like a backslash (not a slash)

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