Photo date: April 11, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.
The photo below was taken while I was zooming in on the moon. We see a large purple orb that appeared as 24% of the original photo height.
here also shows a mysterious orb when the camera was zoomed in (with a focal length of 9 millimeters and an f-stop of 4.5).
It may be claimed that the very large orb shown above was produced by lens flare. But it wasn't. Lens flare is only produced when you point the camera at a very bright light source like the sun or a high-intensity light. Below are four photos I took with the same camera, zooming in on street lights that had a much greater relative brightness than the moon. None of them produced any large lens flare.