About 2 1/2 years ago I took this picture of the sun from a NW beach: View attachment 57657 At the time I just liked the vision of the jet trail in relation to the sun and it wasn't until I looked at the photo later that I noticed the spot at the sun's 11 o'clock. Just assumed it was a planet (Venus or Mercury) and carried on. Until about 5 weeks ago, my father-in-law told me about a picture that he took of the sun whilst up in Carlisle, and a strange spot appeared near the sun. He'd done some googling and decided it was the comet Nibiru and we were all doomed! It brought to mind this photo, and I've recently posted it on the "self-taken photo" thread to ask if anyone could identify the object. Had some interesting results, apparently with the camera I used (a humble Nokia 6300), it couldn't be a planet, satellite or comet as the exposure isn't long enough. Majority opinion on a astro-photography website is that it is lens glare, but if this is the case, big coincidence that the FiL got the same image... So I got back on the phone to him. In the image he took in Carlisle, the spot was at 9 o'clock. He's gone on a bit of a mission now and says he takes pictures of the sun whenever it's a clear day and the object appears in every one, but in different positions. Today the image showed the object at the sun's 1 o'clock. He uses different cameras and at varying times during the day. So for the experiment: I'd like the good people of ARRSE to take a photo of the sun (big shiny thing in the sky, not the red top rag!) and post the image on here, with time of day and rough location. And no doubt there'll be some bright sparks out there with ideas as to what the object is, this is the NAAFI after all!