While staying at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando I stepped onto the back porch to make a panoramic photo of the sunrise. While taking a series of 3 photos I noticed a curving brighter line in the clouds. I assumed it was part of a contrail and paid no further attention until it came time to process the 3 photos into a panorama a day or two later.
After loading the digital Olympus RAW file images into my computer the bright curve caught my attention again. When I blew the image up to 1:1 pixel view I was astounded to see that my “contrail” was actually a sharply defined disc resting in the clouds about 15-20 degrees above the horizon.
The disc was tilted toward me, the top partially obscured by the clouds but the bright edge of the disc very clearly visible. The image was taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 using an Olympus 14-150mm lens at 14mm.