I am having a heck of a time finding anything on the internet that explains how and why a green orb with silver or metallic looking dots keeps appearing in my photos of the sky.
I am taking these pictures with my Samsung Galaxy S5 cell phone...
I frequently take pictures of the clouds, the sky and the sun. Often times I get a green orb with silver or metallic dots. It does not look like a normal lens flare. I have seen other people posting the same pictures of the green orb with silver dots that I am seeing, but they say it is a UFO or a spirit or even an inbound planet!! These all seem like absurd explanations.
I also saw an apple iphone blog where customer support claimed it was a software glitch in the iphone which created this green orb with silver dots.... that's great, but I don't have an iphone... so that doesn't jive with me either?
can anyone give me something concrete? Not just a guess that it "looks like a lens flare"? If it is a lens flare, why is it green with distinct silver dots on it and why is the same "lens flare" captured by others taking pictures of the sky? what causes it to look like that in the picture? Seems strange to me.
Here's an example photo: