Sitting outside and looked up and saw the brightest light I have ever seen in the sky!
Above: Actual photo taken by witness of Stanmore object - zoom shot
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"I was sitting on my balcony at my home address having a coffee as I was drawn to go outside and get some air: I often watch the planes blinking and can hear them. We are on the Heathrow flight path I think. I am from New Zealand and adore the night sky back home but on London not so much as it is so light polluted. Last night was particularly clear and I could see some tiny stars. I felt like it was very still and something was different. Hard to explain. More of a sense. I looked to my right and saw the brightest lights... (an object perhaps) so I just watched.
I realised it wasn't moving at all. Just sitting there. I could see what looked like six lights surrounding the outside and with nothing solid in the middle. I kept thinking it was moving further back and then back to the original position but I wasn't sure. It would look like a bright ball and then the lights were distinctive. I asked my husband to come outside as I wanted to make sure I wasn't imagining it.
I asked him to look and he immediately said oh my god that's so bright and it looks like a bunch of the brightest stars. He kept asking me if I thought I was changing shape and I was relieved it wasn't just me. The planes were flying past and I realised that where the planes were meant the object was much higher than the planes. It made no noise. I decided to try and take some photos with my iPhone. I took a couple and then zoomed in and realised that it might be something different to what I was seeing.
Another image snapped of same object - zoomed
My logical brain was telling me it was a weather balloon or a satellite but I couldn't quite believe it was as somehow I just knee it wasn't. The object moved to the right slowly slowly as I had to move along my balcony and lean out, whereas when I first saw it I was seated but it didn't move quickly or even look like it was moving - more like it was just quietly sitting and hovering.
I felt mesmerised and fascinated and for some reason extremely happy yet emotional. I cried like somehow it knew I was watching and I felt good about that. That makes me sound like a total crazy person and I assure you I'm not. I don't have a better camera so only have my iPhone so did the best I could. When it mover further back it became more of a ball of brihht brihht light and then when it came closer i could see all the lights on the outside.
Another shot taken inlvolving the 18/02/17 phenomenon over Stanmore, London - without zoom
I watched it until the lights just suddenly went out and I watched for another ten or so minutes but it didn't come back. It was like it turned its lights off and just vanished. I have never seen anything like it in my life. I can't compare it to anything."
Detail from above shot enlarged and brightened
Special thanks to MUFON for their assistance with case 82179